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DERRY 

NEW HAMPSHIRE 



REPORTS OF THE TOWN 

Year Ending December 31, 1949 



REPORTS OF THE SCHOOLS 

Year Ending June 30, 1949 



EVANS PRINTING COMPANY 
Concord, N. H. 



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TABLE OF CONTENTS 



Page 

BUDGET 14 

DEPARTMENTS 

Cemetery 54 

Health 51 

Highways 40 

Libraries — Town 56 

Taylor 63 

Municipal Court 29 

Police 34 

Recreation 48 

Vital Statistics 130 

Waterworks 66 

Welfare 46 

FINANCIAL STATEMENTS 

Auditors 76 

Balance Sheet 16 

Comparative Statement of Appropriations .... 22 

Inventory, schedule of town property 23 

MacGregor Park 30 

Receipts and Payments 18 

Tax Collector 25 

Town Clerk 24 

Town Treasurer 27 

Trust Funds 72 

FIRE DISTRICT REPORTS 77 

SCHOOLS 89 

WARRANT 8 



TOWN OFFICERS 



Selectmen 

OLIVER H. HEPWORTH 
JAMES F. HODGDON 
DONALD BENTLEY 



Term Expires 1950 
Term Expires 1951 
Term Expires 1952 



Town Manager 
DEAN C. GUSHING 



Moderator 

George H. Grinnell 

Tax Collector 

Howard C. Abbott 

Auditors 

Harold J. Curtis 
Herbert L, Grinnell 
Kenneth L. Senter 



Town Clerk 

Gladys G. Downing 

Town Treasurer 

Frederick H. Manning 

Checklist Supervisors 

Louise Cogswell 
Alden Whitney 
Roger Beliveau 



Trustees of Trust Funds 

Barbara G. Schurman 1950 Edwin B. Weston 1951 

Harriett C. Newell 1952 

Cemetery Committee 

Bertrand E. Peabody 1950 L. Henry Bailey 1951 

Perley D. Sawyer 1952 

Taylor Library Committee 

Ralph D. Abercrombie 1950 Paul Brickett 1951 

Eleanor C. Grady 1952 Grace B. Bailey 1953 

Alan B. Shepherd 1954 



Town Library Committee 

Alma Pieroni 1950 Harriet Low 1951 

William Locke 1952 Lena Low 1953 

Everton H. Parkinson 1954 

Health Officer Road Agent 

Ora Jack Merrill Horace R. Kingsbury 

Water Commission 

Harold H. Bean 1953 Frederick R. Tupper 1951 

Frederick A. Draper 1952 

Sewer Committee 

Gustave H. Bean Earle G. Davis 

Frederic J. Grady George H. Grinnell 

Herbert L. Grinnell John N. Laycock 

Olive C. Small 

Veterans' Field 

Rev. Thomas J. Hannigan William Tyler 

Donald Bentley George Gerogantis 

Zoning Committee 

Hector A. Poisson, Building Inspector 1950 

Leon A. Wells 1950 Olive 0. Small 1951 

Earle G. Davis 1952 Alfred A. Hodgdon 1953 

William J. Bennett 1954 

Budget Committee 

Harold J. Ourtis 1950 Herbert L. Grinnell 1951 

George H. Grinnell 1950 Wilbur F. Tewksbury 1951 

Frederic J. Grady 1950 Howard 0. Abbott 1952 

Arthur T. Holmes 1950 Benj. O. Adams 1952 

Gustave H. Bean 1951 Emile J. Dion 1952 

Olive 0. Small, Ohmn. 1951 Harriett 0. Newell 1952 



Representing 



Selectmen 
Derry Fire District 
East Derry Fire 
Derry Village Fire 
Derry Village School 
Derry School 



Donald Bentley 

J. Clement Madden 

Ralph H, Reynolds 

Edward Newell 

Earle E. Kelley 

Alden I. Whitney 



School Boards 

Derry 

Alden I. Whitney 1950 Barbara G. Schurman 1951 
Kenneth L. Senter 



Derry Village 

Mildred Nelson 1950 Dorothy H. Read 1951 

Earle E. Kelley 1952 



6 
FOREWORD 



Believing that the tax-paying citizen is more in- 
terested in the service given for his tax dollars rather 
than bookkeeping details, the town manager is sub- 
mitting the annual reports of those departments under 
his control for 1949 in a form designed to show the 
public services and functions of the town government 
instead of simply reporting that money allocated last 
year has been spent. Audited accounts of the town 
finances, in detail, are on file in the town selectmen's 
office. 

It is expected that the facts presented in these re- 
ports will not die the day after town meeting, but will 
be put to use under the new accounting system in 1950 
and will be the yardstick for measuring one year's 
progress against the progress of any future year. 

Although the town of Derry adopted a new form of 
government in 1949, the town retained all the workable 
features of the old form and some of the less satisfac- 
tory methods which can only be done away with by a 
planned program over the years. 

The biggest problem facing the voters is the estab- 
lishment of a system to meet necessary capital expen- 
ditures so that the tax burden for capital outlays will 
be spread over a sufllcient number of years to protect 
the residents of Derry from a sudden, heavy expen- 
diture — especially when some future needs are already 
obvious. For example, only two of the seven highway 
trucks are less than nine years old, and we must decide 
on a program of truck replacement. The state board 
of health can, at any time, order the town to begin 
construction on our planned sewerage system, thus 
we should also consider the advantages of allocating 
funds to be earning interest for this major construc- 
tion project. 

The foundations for programming expenditures to 



meet the needs of the town have been laid with the 
installation of a new accounting system and the estab- 
lishment of centralized purchasing. Under this pro- 
cedure some minor capital outlays v/ould come out of 
normal budgetary allotments from year to year and 
thus minimize some of our capital outlay problems. 

There has been some reorganization since the man- 
ager plan has been in operation but this reorganization 
has been centered around the same personnel as far 
as possible, using altered methods. To do the best job 
for the entire town it is essential to establish complete 
coordination and cooperation between all departments. 
This is accomplished only when all concerned can see 
that all functions are for the good of the entire town 
and not for a single department or section. I do believe 
that we have started to move toward this goal. 

Sincerely, 

DEAN C. GUSHING, 

Town Manager 



8 
TOWN WARRANT 



STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE 

To the Inhabitants of the Town of Derry qualified to 
vote in Town Affairs : 

You are hereby instructed to meet at the Veterans' 
Memorial Building, in said Town, on the second Tues- 
day of March next, at ten o'clock in the forenoon, to 
act upon the following subjects : 

By vote of the Selectmen, the polls for this meeting 
will remain open from ten o'clock in the forenoon until 
six o'clock in the afternoon, and as much longer there- 
after as the Town, at the opening of the meeting, may 
vote. 

1. To elect a Selectman for three years, Town Clerk, 
Treasurer, Collector of Taxes, Library Trustees, Trust- 
ees of the Trust Funds, Cemetery Trustee, Auditors 
and other necessary Town Officials for the year en- 
suing. 

2. To vote to raise and appropriate such sums of 
money as may be necessary for the maintenance of 
the poor, for laying out and repairing highways, for 
building and repairing bridges, for the suppression 
of moths, for the police department and municipal 
court, for hydrant service and electric lights, for sal- 
aries of Town officials, for the Board of Health, for 
the expense of the Town halls, for the support of li- 
braries, for State and County taxes, for the observance 
of Memorial Day, for aid to the Derry Visiting Nurse 
Association, for playground purposes and band con- 
certs, for co-operating with the State and Federal 
governments in control of insect pests and white pine 
blister and for all other necessary charges arising in 
said Town, and pass any vote relating thereto. 



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3. To see if the Town will authorize the Board of 
Selectmen to sell and convey any real estate acquired 
through deeds from the Collector of Taxes or as a 
reimbursement for assistance furnished to citizens, 
and pass any vote relating thereto. 

4. To see if the Town will authorize its selectmen 
to incur debts for temporary loans in anticipation of 
the taxes of the municipal year in which such debts 
are incurred and made payable therefrom by such 
vote, and pass any vote relating thereto. 

5. To see if the Town will direct the Collector of 
Taxes to allow a discount to all persons paying their 
taxes within such period as the Town shall limit, to 
fix the rate of such discount, and pass any vote relat- 
ing thereto. 

6. By petition, to see if the Town will vote to raise 
and appropriate a sum of money for band concerts to 
be given by the Derry Band during the summer of 
1950 at MacGregor Park in Derry, and pass any vote 
relating thereto. 

7. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appro- 
priate a sum not exceeding $641.00 (1/lOOth of one 
percent of the Town's valuation based on the 1949 
assessment) to the Merrimack Valley Region Associa- 
tion for the purpose of publicizing and promoting the 
natural advantages and resources of the Town in co- 
operation with the other thirty-seven communities 
in this Region, or act in relation thereto. 

8. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appro- 
priate the sum of $1134.39 to match a State appropria- 
tion of $4537.56 for the purpose of construction and 
reconstruction of Class 5 highways, and pass any vote 
relating thereto. 

9. To bring in your votes on the following question, 
viz: "Do you favor revoking the town manager plan as 
provided in Chapter 55 of the Revised Laws?" 



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10. By petition, to see if the Town will vote to have 
a curfew to retire the children under sixteen years of 
age from the streets at a suitable hour, unless accom- 
panied by their parents or responsible adult, and pass 
any vote relating thereto. 

11. To see if the Town will vote to rescind the action 
taken under Article 16 of the Warrant for the Annual 
Town Meeting in 1947 relative to the acceptance of 
the offer of a gift of land and building for a new public 
high school for the Town, and pass any vote relating 
thereto. 

12. To see if the Town will vote to accept the offer 
made by the Gilbert H. Hood Memorial Fund of a 
gift to the Town of land, building and equipment for a 
new Junior High School for the Town in accordance 
with the terms and conditions relating to said offer, 
said gift to be consummated upon completion of such 
school or at such other time as may seem necessary or 
desirable, and pass any vote relating thereto. 

13. To see if the Town will vote to place a fence or 
other protection around Home's Pond for the preven- 
tion of drownings and a sum appropriated for the 
same, and pass any vote relating thereto. 

14. To see if the Town will vote to accept the amend- 
ments to the Derry Zoning Ordinance as recommended 
by the Zoning Board of Adjustment, and pass any vote 
relating thereto. 

15. By petition, to see if the Town will vote to re- 
voke and repeal the authority heretofore granted for 
the use of parking meters on the streets of Derry and 
remove the existing parking meters at once, and pass 
any vote relating thereto. 

16. By petition, to see if the Town will vote to grade, 
gravel and tar the road from Peppermint Corner, so- 
called. Southerly to its intersection with Beacon Road, 
so-called, and to raise and appropriate therefor a sum 



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of money not to exceed $3000.00, and pass any vote 
relating thereto. 

17. By petition, to see if the Town will raise and 
appropriate the sum of $600.00 for the purpose of 
finishing the grading and tarring of Lawrence Street, 
and pass any vote relating thereto. 

18. By petition, to see if the Town will raise and 
appropriate the sum of $600.00 for the grading, gravel- 
ling and tarring of Laconia Avenue, and pass any vote 
relating thereto. 

19. By petition, to see if the Town will vote to tar 
Cemetery Road, so-called, from the cemetery in East 
Derry to the Island Pond Road and raise and appro- 
priate therefor a sum of money not to exceed $2500.00, 
and pass any vote relating thereto. 

20. By petition, to see if the Town will raise a sum 
of money for the purpose of tarring the Auburn Road 
from Bisbee's Corner by Wentworth Lodge and Ben 
Adams and connecting with the Hospital Road, and 
pass any vote relating thereto. 

21. By petition, to see if the Town will vote to raise 
and appropriate the sum of $1000.00 for the purpose 
of draining MacGregor Street at the intersection of 
Highland Avenue, and pass any vote relating thereto. 

22. To see if the Town will vote to authorize the 
Selectmen to appoint a planning board of five members 
to study and recommend a separate zoning ordinance 
and building code, and pass any vote relating thereto. 

23. To bring in your votes on the following question, 
viz: "Shall the provisions of Chapter 171-A of the Re- 
vised Laws relative to playing games of beano be 
adopted in this Town?" 

24. By petition, to see if the Town will accept, sur- 
vey, improve and tar the following streets on Franklin 
Terrace, viz: Concord Avenue from dead end in front 
of residence of Winfield Watts through to Folsom 



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Road; Berlin Street from Crystal Avenue to Concord 
Avenue ; Exeter Avenue from Franklin Street through 
to Crystal Avenue, near residence of Robert Fortier; 
and Manchester Avenue from Crystal Avenue through 
to Folsom Road; and pass any vote relating thereto. 

25. To hear the reports of agents, auditors and com- 
mittees heretofore chosen, and pass any vote relating 
thereto. 

26. To appoint any necessary committee on any 
article embraced in this warrant. 

27. To transact any other business that may lawful- 
ly come before such meeting. 

Given under our hands and seal of the Town of Derry 
this 24th day of February A. D. 1950. 

OLIVER H. HEPWORTH 
JAMES F. HODGDON 
DONALD BENTLEY 

Selectmen of the Town of Derry, N. H. 



BUDGET 

of the Town of Derry 



(Showing estimates of revenues and expenditures for 
the ensuing year, January 1, to December 31, 1950, 
compared with estimated and actual revenue, appro- 
priations and expenditures of the previous year Jan- 
uary 1 to December 31, 1949) . 



14 



SOURCES OF REVENUE 



Estimated 

Revenue 

Previous 

Year 

1949 


Actual 

Revenue 

Previous 

Year 

1949 


Estimated 

Revenue 

Ensuing 

Year 

1950 


$11,950.00 


$11,846.85 


$11,800.00 


100.00 


134.72 


100.00 


600.00 


692.37 
154.15 


600.00 




43.07 


500.00 




.50 





From State: 

Interest and Dividends Tax 

Railroad Tax 

Savings Bank Tax 

For Fighting Forest Fires 

Reimbursement a /c Old Age Assistance . . . 
Bounty 

From Local Sources Except Taxes: 

Dog Licenses 

Business Licenses, Permits and Filing Fees 
Rent of Town Hall and Other Buildings . . 
Interest Received on Taxes and Deposits . . 
Income from Trust Funds 

Income of Departments: 

Sidewalks 

Highway, including rental of equipment. . 

Sewers 

Motor Vehicle Permit Fees 

Parking Meters and Fines 

Withdrawals from Capital Reserve Funds 
For World War II Monument 

From Surplus Funds 

Amount Raised by Issue of Bonds or Notes: 

Loan 

Perpetual Care of Cemetery Lots 

Refunds — Several Fire Expense 

Telephone 

County 

Bicycles 

Refunds on Relief Received 

From Local Taxes Other Than Prop. Taxes: 

Poll Taxes — Regular at $2 

National Bank Stock Taxes 

Total Revenues From All Sources 

Property Taxes 1949 

1946-1947-1948 

Total Revenues 



50,000.00 
2,650.00 
192.72 
48.54 
610.00 
114.65 
455.28 



4,686.00 
245.33 

$106,920.01 

282,354.29 

22,817.64 

$412,091.94 





1,469.12 


1,200.00 


400.00 


421.50 


400.00 


200.00 


404.00 


200.00 


400.00 


654.11 
206.25 


400.00 




410.67 


500.00 


1,000.00 


3,854.04 


1,000.00 


1,200.00 


1,320.47 


1,200.00 


10,000.00 


14,777.73 


12,000.00 




6,477.85 


4,000.00 




5,050.09 




14,000.00 







520.00 



$34,420.00 



15 



PURPOSES OF EXPENDITURES 



Appro- 


Actual Ex- 


Estimated 


priations 


penditures 


Expenditures 


Previous 


Previous 


Ensuing 


Year 


Year 


Year 


1949 


1949 


1950 



Current Maintenance Expenses: 
General Government: 

Town Officers' Salaries (Permit to over-run 
$3,500.00) 

Town Clerk, Auto Fees 

Town Officers' Expenses 

Election and Registration Expenses 

Municipal Court Expenses 

Expenses Town Hall and Other Town Bldgs. 
Protection of Persons and Property: 

Dogs 

Police Department 

Fire Hydrants and Forest Fires 

Bounties 

Meters 

Health : 

Health Department 

Nurse 

Vital Statistics 

Sewer Maintenance (Permit to over-run 
1000) 

Town Dump . 

Highways and Bridges: 

Town Maintenance \ 

General Expenses j 

Several Roads 

Street Lighting 

Traffic Light 

Town Road Aid 

Libraries : 

Towa Library inc. repairs 

Taylor Library 

Public Welfare : 

Town Poor 1 

Old Age Assistance J 

Patriotic Purposes: 

Memorial 

Memorial Day and Veterans' Associations. . 
Recreation: 

Parks and Playgrounds 

Public Service Enterprises: 

Cemeteries 

Perpetual Care of Cemetery Lots 

Unclassiiied: 

Bicycles 

Damages and Legal Expenses 

Advertising and Regional Associations 

Meters and Service Charge 

Flannel 

Interest : 

On Temporary Loans 

Outlay for New Const, and Perm. Improv. 
Highways and Bridges: 

Drew Hill Bridge 

Railroad Embankment 

Sidewalk Construction 

Lands and Buildings 

New Equipment 

Payment on Principal of Debt: 

Taxes Bought 

Loans 

Long Term Notes — Refunds 

Payments to Other Governmental Divisions: 

Fire Precincts 

County Taxes 

School Taxes 

Total Expenditures 



$7,500.00 

6,600.00 
400.00 
300.00 

5,950.00 



10,000.00 
4,800.00 



600.00 
400.00 



200.00 
1,400.00 



35,000.00!- 

3,400.00J 

6,400.00 

200.00 

1,132.99 

6,000.00 
700.00 



23,000.00 

1,100.00 
2,500.00 
1,000.00 



200.00 



2,000.00 
300.00 



$10,636.67 



6,980.15 
488.60 
200.00 

5,920.01 

352.47 

11,259.36 

4,931.21 

1,75 

6,647.21 



29,981.61 



600.00 
410.60 



640.26 
1,426.01 



26,513.74 
15,168.26 

6,606.86 

455.88 

1,133.10 

6,000.00 
700.00 

7,488.94 
15,954.47 

5,000.00 
1,100.00 

2,418.67 

1,000.00 
2,650.00 

171.11 
246.45 
200.00 
170.21 
200.00 

316.66 



293.60 
2,124.63 

407.11 
1,678.94 

4,921.68 
50,000.00 
11,533.33 

28,246.00 
29,981.61 
135,733.77 

$408,909.32 



$11,000.00 

1,200.00 

8,300.00 

750.00 

200.00 

6,000.00 



14,000.00 
4,800.00 



250.00 
600.00 
400.00 

400.00 
1,350.00 

23,500.00 
9,500.00 
5,000.00 
6,700.00 
200.00 
1,134.39 

6,000.00 
1,100.00 

7,000.00 
16,000.00 



400.00 
1,500.00 
1,200.00 



200.00 



350.00 



1,000.00 
400.00 

2,000.00 
500.00 

3,500.00 



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BALANCE 



Assets 

Cash: 

In hands of Treasurer $24,072.86 

In hands of Trustees of Trust Funds : 

1943-1944-1945 Surplus Funds and In- 
terest for sewer 42,576.29 

1946 Appropriation and Interest for Hy- 
drant at East Derry 1,560.98 

Unredeemed Taxes : 

1948 Levy 2,018.66 

1947 Levy 446.26 
Uncollected Taxes 

1949 Levy 20,061.63 

$90,736.68 



SHEET 

Liabilities 

Accounts owed by Town : 

Dog Licenses due schools $1,116.65 

Balance 1949 Appro, due schools 25,000.00 

1949 withholding tax 770.89 

1949 Retirement bill of State 1,321.65 

Reserved for Sewer Construction plus 

Interest 42,576.29 

Reserved for Hydrant at East Derry 1,560.98 

$72,346.46 

Surplus over Liabilities 18,390.22 

$90,736.68 



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SUMMARY 



RECEIPTS 

Current Revenue: 
From Local Taxes: 

Taxes Current Year 
Poll Taxes Current Year 
National Bank Stock 
Property Taxes, 1948 
Interest received on taxes 
Tax Sales Redeemed 
1948 Poll Taxes 



$282,354.29 

4,658.00 

245.33 

17,616.17 

654.11 

5,201.47 

28.00 



From State: 

Interest and Dividends Tax 

Savings Bank Tax 

Railroad Tax 

Forest Fires 

Old Age Assistance 

Bounties 



11,846.85 

692.37 

134.72 

154.15 

43.07 

.50 



From Local Sources Except Taxes: 

County for Services 610.00 

Dog Licenses 1948 .85 

Dog Licenses 1949 1,468.27 

Business Licenses and Permits 407.50 

Rent of Memorial Building 263.00 

Brown Fund 6.25 

Brown Flannel Fund 200.00 
Income from Departments (Highways & Sidewalks) 4,264.71 

Registration of Motor Vehicles 1948 228.39 

Registration of Motor Vehicles 1949 14,549.34 

Bicycles 114.65 

Rents and payments on Town Property 141.00 

Sewer Rentals 1,320.47 



Continued on page 20 



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STATEMENT 

PAYMENTS 

Current Maintenance Expenses 
General Government: 

Town Officers Salaries $10,636.67 

Town Officers Expenses 6,980.15 

Election and Registration 488.60 

Municipal Court Expenses 200.00 

Adams Memorial Building 5,920.01 

Protection of Persons and Property: 

Police Department 11,259.36 

Hydrant Service and Forest Fires 4,931.21 

Damage by Dogs 352.47 

Bounties 1.75 

Bicycles 171.11 

Health: 

Health Department 1,426.01 

Vital Statistics 410.60 

Sewer Maintenance 640.26 

Highways and Bridges: 

Town Road Aid 1,133.10 

Town Maintenance 26,513.74 

General Expenses 15,168.26 

Street Lighting 6,606.86 

Traffic Light 455.88 

Libraries : 

Derry Public Library Appro, and Repairs 6,000.00 

Taylor Library 700.00 

Public Welfare: 

Town Poor 7,488.94 

Old Age Assistance 15,954.47 

Patriotic Purposes: 

Lester W. Chase Post No. 9 200.00 

Veterans Foreign Wars Post No. 1617 200.00 

V. J. Day 700.00 

Public Service Enterprises: 

District Nurse 600.00 

Cemetery 1,000.00 

Merrimack Valley Region Association 200.00 

Veterans' Field 1,393.54 

War Memorial 5,000.00 

Hood Park 1,025.13 

Railroad Embankment 293.60 

Brown Flannel 200.0t> 

Continued on page 21 



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Receipts — Continued 

Use of Telephone 48.54 

Refunds on Aid Received 455.28 
Loans in Anticipation of Taxes 50,000.00 

Perpetual Care of Lots 2,650.00 

Income from Parking Meters and Fines 6,477.85 

Refunds on Expense of Fires 44.63 

Refunds on bills paid by Town 87.09 

From Trustees of Trust Funds for War Memorial 5,050.09 
Gladys Gray, Fees and Receipts from Vital Statistics 61.00 

Primary Filings 14.00 



Total Receipts $412,016.94 



Cash on hand January 1, 1949 

Less Outstanding Orders 20,890.24 



Grand Total $432,982.18 



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Payments — Continued 

Unclassified and Legal Expenses: 

Taxes Bought by Town 4,921.68 

Fires outside of District 25.00 

Service Charge, Meters and Checks 170.21 

Grinnell & Grinnell, Service on Injunctions 26.50 

Refunds and Abatements 11,533.33 

Interest on loan 316.66 

J. W. A. Green, Transfers 83.20 

H. L. Grinnell, Town Counsel 100.00 

Zoning Notices 11.75 

Permanent Improvements: 

Sidewalks — Improvements 2,124.63 

Lands and Buildings 407.11 

New Equipment 1,678.94 

Parking Meters — including installing 6,647.21 

Indebtedness: 

Loan in anticipation of taxes 50,000.00 

Perpetual Care of Cemetery Lots 2,650.00 

Payments to other Government Divisions: 

Taxes paid to County 29,981.61 

Town Fire Department 19,746.00 

No. 1 — Fire Department 4,000.00 

No. 2 — Fire Department 4,500.0t> 

Town School District 121,330.07 

No. 2 School District 14,403.70 



Total Payments $408,909.32 

Cash on hand December 31, 1949 24,072.86 



Grand Total $432,982.18 



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INVENTORY OF TAXABLE PROPERTY 



Land and Buildings 
Growing- Wood and Timber 
Electric Plants 
70 Horses 
563 Cows 
79 Sheep and Goats 
8 Hogs 
17,947 Fowl 

251 Fur-Bearing Animals 
1 Portable Mill 
1 Boat 
Wood and Lumber 
Gasoline Pumps and Tanks 
Stock in Trade 
Mills and Machinery- 
Total Valuation 1949 
Total Valuation 1948 

Increase 

Exemptions to Soldiers 

Exemptions to Blind 



$5,348,375.00 

4,700.00 

296,025.00 

7,675.00 

62,020.00 

1,185.00 

200.00 

22,415.00 

2,510.00 

800.00 

300.00 

6,700.00 

8,630.00 

838,011.00 

153,545.00 

$6,753,091.00 
6,327,451.00 

$425,640.00 

336,070.00 

2,500.00 



TOWN LAND, BUILDINGS AND EQUIPMENT 

Adams Memorial Building and Furniture $41,275.00 

DerryLibrary, Furniture and Equipment 29,000.00 

East Derry Town House 3,000.00 

Veterans' Memorial Building 50,000.00 

Shepard Building for Taylor Library 10,000.00 

Parmenter Land for Sewerage 1,500.00 

Fire Department, Land and Buildings 23,500.00 

Fire Department Equipment 29,700.00 

Property acquired through Tax Collector's Deeds 5,550.00 

Highway Department 

Building Fordway 8,000.00 

Land for Gravel Bank 400.00 

1933 Dodge Truck and Compressor 800.00 

Conant Truck Loader 100.00 

1939 G. M. C. Truck 1,200.00 

1939 International 31/2 T. 1,200.00 

1940 International 2 T. 900.00 
1940 Walter Truck 1,600.00 
1940 Hydraulic Plow 600.00 
1942 Dodge Pickup Truck 700.00 
1942 Horse Drawn Snow Plows 300.00 
1945 Good Roads Plow 435.00 

1945 International A. Tractor-Plow and Brush Mower 1,200.00 

1946 Trojan Grader 2,500.00 
Plows and Wings 1,800.00 
Small Tools 500.00 

1947 Hauck Speedmaster Melting Kettle 500.00 
Hough Sweeper 500.00 
International Crawler Tractor with Hydraulic 

Snow Plow 2,000.00 

White Truck, 8 T. 6,500.00 

Austin Western Grader 99 H. 12,000.00 



Derry Water Works Dept. — Original Cost of Plant 
and Extensions to Dec. 31, 1949 



$237,260.00 
$235,356.86 



24 
REPORT OF TOWN CLERK 



1948 Auto Permits, 90 issued $228.39 

1949 Auto Permits, 2393 issued 14,549.34 

1948 Bikes, 5 issued 1.25 

1949 Bikes, 447 issued, plus 8 
Licenses to Ride and 5 Dup- 
licate Plates 113.40 

1948 Dogs, 1 issued .85 

1949 Dogs, 643 issued 1,468.27 
Filing Fees on Town Meeting 14.00 



$16,375.50 



Remittances to Treasurer 



1948 Auto Permits 


$228.39 


1949 Auto Permits 


14,549.34 


1948 Bikes 


1.25 


1949 Bikes 


113.40 


1948 Dogs 


.85 


1949 Dogs 


1,468.27 


Filing Fees on Town Meeting 


14.00 




$16,375.50 



GLADYS DOWNING, 

Town Clerk 



25 

TAX COLLECTOR'S REPORT 

Levy of 1949 to Dec. 31, 1949 





Dr. 




Taxes Committed to Collector : 




Property- 




$304,332.68 


Polls Current 




4,606.00 


National Bank Stock 




247.80 


Total Warrant 


$309,186.48 


Added Taxes: 






Property 




$680.53 


Polls Current 




52.00 


Polls 1948 




24.00 


Interest Collected 




51.89 


Total Debits 


$309,994.90 




Cr. 




Remittances to Treasurer: 




Property Taxes 




$282,354.29 


Polls Current 




4,658.00 


Polls 1948 




24.00 


National Bank Stock 




245.33 


Interest Collected 




51.89 


Discount Allowed 




1,969.32 


Abatements 




630.44 


Uncollected Property Taj 


:es 


20,061.63 


Total Credits 


$309,994.90 



26 

Supplementary Report Levy 1949 

Jan. 1, 1950 to Feb. 4, 1950 



Dr. 

Outstanding Taxes Jan. 1, 1950 $20,061.63 

Additional Polls Collected 22.00 

Interest CoUected 160.38 



$20,244.01 



Cr. 

Paid Treasurer Property Taxes $10,912.77 

Paid Treasurer Polls 22.00 

Paid Treasurer Interest 160.38 

Abatements 148.86 



$20,244.01 



Summary of Tax Sales Accounts — as of Dec. 31, 1949 

Dr. 

Tax Sale on Account of: 
1948 1947 1946 

Taxes Sold to Town During Cur- 
rent Fiscal Year $4,916.34 

Balance of Unredeemed Taxes 

Jan. 1, 1949 $1,821.73 $928.32 

Interest and Costs Collected Af- 
ter Sale 72.91 152.26 182.92 

Total Debits $4,989.25 $1,973.99 $1,111.24 

Cr. 

Remittances to Treas. During 

Year $2,970.59 $1,527.73 $1,111.24 

Abatements During Year .00 .00 .00 

Deeded During Year .00 .00 .00 

Unredeemed at Close of Year . . 2,018.66 446.26 .00 

Total Credits $4,989.25 $1,973.99 $1,111.24 



27 
REPORT OF TOWN TREASURER 



Cash on hand January 1, 1949 $20,890.24 

Receipts from Tax Collector : 

1949 Taxes 282,354.29 

1949 Poll Taxes 4,658.00 

National Bank Stock 245.33 

1948 Poll Taxes 28.00 

Interest received on Taxes 654.11 

Tax Sales Redeemed 22,817.64 

From State: 

Interest & Dividends Tax 11,846.85 

Savings Bank Tax , 692.37 

Railroad Tax 134.72 

Forest Fires 154.15 

Bounties .50 

Income from Relief Department : 

State on Old Age Assistance Cases 43.07 

Refunds on Direct Relief 455.28 

Trustees of Trust Funds : 

Interest from Brown Fund 6.25 

1947 Appropriation for Veterans Monu- 
ment and Interest 5,050.09 

Perpetual Care of Cemetery Lots 2,650.00 

Dog Licenses: 

1948 .85 

1949 1,468.27 

Auto Taxes: 

1948 228.39 

1949 14,549.34 



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Income : 




Bicycles 


114.65 


Business Licenses and Permits 


407.50 


Brown Flannel Fund 


200.00 


Rent of Memorial Building 


263.00 


Sewer Rentals 


1,320.47 


Rent and Payments of Town Property 


141.00 


Use of Telephone 


48.54 


Primary Filings 


14.00 


Fines on Meters 


149.00 


Meters 


6,328.85 


Highway Department 


3,854.04 


Sidewalks 


410.67 


Forest Fires 


44.63 


Refunds : 




1948 Vital Statistics 


61.00 


Sale of Supplies, Hood Park 


15.44 


Hood Park Fund for Police Services 


6.40 


Dog Expense 


.30 


Memorial Field, fence 


64.95 


County Services 


610.00 


Loans in anticipation of Taxes 


50,000.00 


Receipts 


$432,982.18 


Selectmen's orders paid 


408,909.32 


Cash on hand December 31, 1949 


$24,072.36 



FREDERICK H. MANNING, 

Treasurer 



29 



REPORT OF THE DERRY MUNICIPAL COURT 



Number of crimes and offenses 
Number of civil and small claims cases 
Number of juvenile cases 
Number of parking violations 



Financial Statement 



268 
62 
13 
60 



403 



Cash on hand Jan. 1, 1949 $274.51 

Received, fines and costs 1949 4,776.38 

Received, fines and costs, 1948 70.85 

Received from juvenile cases 11.20 

Received from small claims 72.00 

Received from entries and writs 8.80 

Received from parking violations 32.00 
Received from Town of Derry appro- 
priation 200.00 
Paid, Motor Vehicle Department, 1949 

cases $3,053.60 

Paid, Motor Vehicle Department, 1948 

cases 64.90 

Paid Fish and Game Department 33.40 

Paid Costs in juvenile cases 25.08 

Paid Local Oflacers and witnesses 422.03 

Paid Derry News for printing 46.75 

Paid Herbert L. Grinnell, Justice 900.00 

Paid Walter A. Pillsbury, Special Justice 24.00 

Paid Edwin B. Weston, Clerk and Acting 

Justice 362.00 

Paid Howard W. Campbell, Court officer 100.00 

Paid Bank charges, telephone and stamps 1.59 

Paid Balance on hand Jan. 1, 1950 412.39 

$5,445.74 



EDWIN B. WESTON, 



Clerk 



30 
MACGREGOR MEMORIAL PARK 

Treasurer's Report 



Receipts 

Cash on hand January 1, 1949 $8.53 

Received from Trustees of Trust 

Funds, May 12, 1949 597.75 

December 12, 1949 320.06 



Payments 

Chase, Benjamin Co., Supplies $11.88 

Davis, Earle, SuppHes .63 

Derry Highway Dept., Lab. & Sup. 28.25 

First National Bank, Service .13 

Frank's Service, Supplies 5.53 

Gordon, I. D., Labor 373.20 

Hutton, W. E., Lab. & Sup. 49.53 

Madden, John, Labor 21.20 

Manning, F. H., Treasurer 25.00 

Shugrue, Russell, Repairs 12.90 



Cash on hand January 1, 1950 



Respectfully submitted ; 



$926.34 



$528.25 
398.09 

$926.34 



FREDERICK H. MANNING, 

Treasurer 



31 



TOWN OFFICERS' SALARIES 

To clarify the expenses made under this item it is 
recommended that auto fee payments to the town 
clerk formerly made out of this appropriation be set 
up as a separate item. In 1949 increased auto filings 
caused an unforeseen additional expenditure of $330.00, 
A $100.00 increase in the towns share of retirement 
by the state further expended this appropriation. It is 
recommended that retirement paid by the town for 
officers be taken out of town officers' expenses in the 
future. An increased tax commitment made the pay- 
ment for the tax collector for 1949 $255.00 over the 
previous year. This is a fluctuation incidental to the 
system of percentage payments for tax collections. 

T Financial Statement 

Income 

Appropriation $7,500.00 

Auto Fees for Town Clerk 1,241.50* 



Total available 




$8,741.50 


Expenditures 






Auditors (3) 


$150.00 




Selectmen (3) 


2,100.00 




Tax Collector 


3,555.91 




Town Clerk 


1,941.50 




Town Manager (and expenses) 


2,224.24 




Treasurer 


275.00 




Trustees of Trust Funds 


200.00 




Town Share Retire- 






ment $419.51 






Less Withholding 






Payments 229.49 


190.02 








Total expenditures 




10,636.67 



Over expended $1,895.17 



*An offsetting account paid to town clerk under expenditures. 



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TOWN OFFICERS' EXPENSES 

This general administrative expense account has 
never been broken down into specific expenditure items. 
Under the new accounting system this procedure is to 
be started. An increased appropriation is recommended 
for 1950 to compensate for the transfer of the town's 
share of retirement for town officers from Town Ofli- 
cers' Salaries, increased bonds for officials handling 
money (under the enlarged insurance program started 
in early 1949 which will affect nearly all appropria- 
tions), and $500.00 for the town manager's expense 
item. 

Financial Statement 

Income 

Appropriation $6,600.00 

County share, stenographic help 610.00 



Total available 




$7,210.00 


Expenditures 






Bookkeeping 


$2,385.00 




Stenographer 


1,860.00 




Town Report 


790.35 




Bonds 


300.90 




Selectmen's expenses 


221.95 




Tax Collector's expenses 


250.77 




Telephone 


292.92 




Postage 


212.49 




Printing 


184.17 




Town share, retirement 


294.54 




Desk 


138.67 




Supplies and Materials 


174.39 






$7,108.15 




Less 1949 Withholding liabihty 126.00 




Total expended 




6,980.15 


Unexpended 


$229.85 



33 
ADAMS MEMORIAL BUILDING 



This building, housing the town offices and records, 
is important enough to receive regular maintenance 
and care. Cornices and lintels need attention and the 
front steps must be pointed up within a year to avoid 
a major repair bill. If the balcony of the hall is to be 
rented in the future a fire escape will have to be in- 
stalled in accordance with state fire laws. All stage 
props were fireproof ed during this year. 

During 1949 permanent improvements took the form 
of a new boiler, additional radiators and check valves 
in the heating system and the building of a counter 
in the Selectmen's office to improve the handling of 
customers and complaints. The parking lot on the west 
side was enlarged and a plan of installation of adequate 
lighting fixtures in all offices was begun early in 1950. 

Financial Statement 



Income 






Appropriations 


$5,950.00 




Income 


63.00 




Total available 




$6,013.00 


Expenditures 






Janitors 


$2,124.55 




Electricity 


495.49 




Fuel 


603.75 




Insurance 


460.75 




Boiler 


1,665.69 




Supplies and Repairs 


589.78 




Total expenditures 


— 


5,920.01 


Unexpended 


$92.99 



34 
POLICE 



One of the biggest changes in the routine of the 
pohce department in 1949 was caused by the installa- 
tion of parking meters. Checking these meters and 
taking care of violations used one full-time patrolman 
and the services of a man in the station. The patrolman, 
rehired the first of the year without an appropriation 
after being laid off in 1948 due to lack of funds being 
voted, cost the police budget $975.00. From June 1 his 
salary was covered by meter receipts and, in addition, 
he was available for other police duties — more police 
protection with no additional tax burden. Full, efficient 
use of all police department personnel will be made 
with the setting up of a more direct call system now 
being worked out with the cooperation of the telephone 
company. 

To establish the true value of any police department 
the yearly reporting must be more than a financial 
statement of the department or a comparison of the 
cost of other departments in similar circumstances. 
The extent to which the police have been successful 
in solving cases and reducing crime are the items to be 
brought forth, discussed and decided as to how much 
we are getting from our police functions for our tax 
dollars. To a great extent crime is reduced in direct 
proportion to the number of juveniles who can be 
shown their moral responsibilities to society in a fair 
and careful handling of their troubles in a friendly 
and helpful juvenile court before their acts have be- 
come too serious to be handled locally. Then, too, a 
vigilant police force discourages illegal action. 

Year by year analysis of the success in clearing cases 
known to the department is a good way to judge how 
satisfactory policing is being done. Acceptable records 
for the past years are not available. The tally sheet 



35 



for the year 1949 for Part I offences (major crimes) 
must be the beginning of Derry's records for analysis. 

Indicative that minor offences can be reduced by an 
alert police department is the handling of the Hal- 
lowe'en situation here in Derry. 

In the new reorganization of the police department 
we have all personnel working on a full-time basis, 
rendering full-time service. All policemen are now on 
call 24 hours a day. Minimums for proper police con- 
duct have been established and carefully outlined to 
the force. In addition, specific arrangements have been 
made with the state police for their full cooperation 
with the local police force, thereby completing police 
coverage throughout the township. For this improved 
police protection you are not paying any more in taxes 
since you have always paid for the state police through 
state taxes. 



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PARKING METERS 



Parking meter installation in late May solved the 
parking problem for Derry's shoppers. Incident to the 
installation were several items the cost of which could 
not be foreseen clearly. Off-street parking areas had to 
be found, drained, graded and lighted. Streets had to 
be widened and painted and curbings and catch basins 
reset. In addition to the Muzzey-Aubuchon and the 
VFW parking lots already in use, one more off-street 
parking area somewhere near the bank (planned for 
1950) will provide satisfactory off-street parking for 
merchants, clerks and shoppers. 

Meter collections averaged $204.00 per week while 
they were in force in 1949. Half of the gross income 
went toward the purchase of the meters and the re- 
mainder was used to help pay for 'round the clock police 
protection previously established, supervision and ser- 
vicing of the meters and half payment for street main- 
tenance in the metered areas of the business section. 

Meter receipts in 1950 are anticipated to cover the 
cost of this same 24 hour police protection and more 
efficient and speedier handling of emergency calls 
throughout the town. 



39 

Financial Statement 

Income 

Meter Collections $6,328.85 

Fines 149.00 



Total available 




Expenditures 




Payments on meters 


$3,164.43 


Parking lot rent 


258.25 


Supplies and Labor 


1,021.60 


Police Duty 


2,202.93 



$6,477.85 



Total expenditures 6,647.21 



Overexpended $169.36 



40 
fflGHWAYS 



The Derry highway department has not yet reached 
the stage where it operates as efficiently as it could. 
There are some major hurdles of organization and 
policy formation which must be overcome. 

There is no record system established to indicate 
the actual cost of any specific function or type of work, 
nor can there be until the new central accounting pro- 
cedure is installed for all departments. From such a 
cost accounting system can come accurate records 
on the efficiency of equipment and an analysis for re- 
placement or change in methods of repair. 

More effective use of equipment can be made after 
further study of present methods of handling. Some 
changes have already been put into practice such as 
doing our own minor welding and cutting and the use 
of less expensive but just as satisfactory fuel for our 
grader. 

Some new construction methods were started this 
year and 1950 will see still more. 

A six year gravelling program has been carefully 
planned to improve all untreated roads to a satisfac- 
tory status. Tentative plans for programming surface 
treatment on several roads a year will be drawn up in 
1950. This planning will take the form of a suggestion 
to the town meeting to cover part of the streets usually 
submitted by petition each year for surface treatment. 

Covering over 180 miles of streets and roads is a 
big job for an eight man crew. Complaints from inter- 
ested citizens have helped us service the more serious 
areas first. We hope that the townspeople will continue 
to help us in this manner. 

Maintenance 

Major work of the highway department is highway 
maintenance which includes street cleaning, grading 



41 



and shaping gravel roads, cutting roadside brush, in- 
stalling and maintaining culverts, patching surface 
treated roads and streets, cleaning ditches, making 
emergency highway repairs, tree work, and cleaning 
and maintaining catch basins. 

Many rocks which interfered with snowplows and 
caused extensive damage to equipment in the past were 
removed by the big Austin-Western grader which also 
could cut satisfactory water-bars off gravel roads. Con- 
tinuation over the years of this policy of using equip- 
ment, rather than hand labor, on all work possible will 
reduce maintenance costs. 

Heavy spring rains caused an unusual amount of 
damage to our gravel roads and smaller catch basins. 
The use of a finer type gravel which compacts more 
closely than that used in the past will reduce washouts 
in the future. 

Maintenance costs should be higher for 1950 due to 
the "open" winter which broke many street surfaces 
by freezing and thawing, but mixing a coarse aggregate 
for spot patching and sectional retreatments ourselves 
may keep the cost about the same as in 1949. The 
scrapping of the old steam roller and the renting of a 
roller when necessary also reduced operating costs. 

Some experiments with spraying rather than cutting 
roadside growth will be conducted in 1950 if the cost 
can be shown to be equal to or less than our present 
method of bushmowing. 

Oiling 

Road oiling is more expensive in Derry than it need 
be due to the method of loading sand and the ineffec- 
tiveness of back-sanding, the present method of apply- 
ing our sand cover. Back-sanding is also unnecessarily 
hard on the workmen and a new method, copied from 
the state, to be tried in 1950 will reduce the work and 
the cost of covering our oiled streets. 

Oiling in 1950 must be more extensive than in the 



42 



past to seal over many streets partially broken by the 
unusual winter. It is recommended that all oiling be 
confined to streets already treated to preserve those 
surfaces. Any new surface treatments should be made 
with an asphalt mix, similar to that used on Tsienneto 
Road during the summer of 1949. 

Snow Removal 

Lack of sufficient snow in 1949 made impossible any 
final decision concerning the adequacy of the organiza- 
tion for handling snow removal but there is indicated 
the need of a more equitable allocation of area to be 
covered by each piece of equipment to reduce main- 
tenance costs and ensure complete coverage of all roads 
on first plowing. It should be pointed out, however, 
that the present system of plowing is very satisfactory 
when considering the size of the crew and the number 
of miles that must be cared for during each storm. 

Removal of snow from the main street was of little 
consequence in 1949, but the use of a loader borrowed 
at no charge from the state will reduce the cost of this 
operation by one-half. Some hand shovelling must be 
done to clear the streets quickly and clear some side- 
walks too narrow for our sidewalk plow. 

Town Road Aid 

Construction of over two miles of surface treated 
road under TRA by use of the asphalt mix-in-place 
method gave Derry more highway per dollar than any 
other town in this area, according to the state highway 
department. 

After consultation with state highway authorities, 
it is recommended that all town road aid money be 
spent in gravelling Class V highways in 1950. Several 
of the roads in this classification will not pass minimum 
requirements and further delay in bringing these roads 
up to a satisfactory condition may result in a reduction 
of TRA funds from the state. 



43 



Sidewalks 

All sidewalk construction in 1949 was of a resur- 
facing type. In 1950 if half of the sidewalk construction 
were in locations where no sidewalk had been previous- 
ly built, the income of this appropriation would equal 
half the appropriation due to the matching by abuttors 
of the town's investment in the sidewalk. We would 
thus be getting almost one-third more running feet of 
sidewalk per year. It is hoped that this possibility will 
be considered in 1950. 

The obtaining of a substantial reduction in the cost 
of hot-mix for sidewalks and most satisfactory work- 
manship by the town crew increased the amount of 
sidewalk constructed in 1949 over previous years. 

New Equipment 

With only one of the highway trucks a post-war 
model it is time to start an equipment replacement pro- 
gram. Although other items such as a roller attach- 
ment and a power shovel should be considered, no 
action is advised until the advantages of rental of these 
pieces from the state have been thoroughly investi- 
gated. 



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46 
WELFARE 



Our town is a shoe town. The welfare load is directly 
affected by the activity of our two shoe shops. Other 
than being- as fair and cooperative as possible with 
these industries, there is little the town can do to alter 
the welfare problems resulting from fluctuations in the 
shoe industry. Therefore, we must concentrate on be- 
ing absolutely certain that the habitual relief recipient 
is actually destitute and without legally responsible 
and financially able relatives. Especially is this true 
with the town's one-quarter share of old age assistance 
payments totaling over $15,000.00 annually! This re- 
chegking must be done if the town is to have funds 
available for those families which have carried them- 
selves for years and suddenly, due to sickness, layoff 
or loss of private employment, need aid at some time 
during the year. In addition, periodic and systematic 
re-analysis of the habitual recipients' status should be 
carried out and some effort made to find work (but 
not make it) to salvage the individual's pride and in- 
tegrity before all initiative is destroyed. It is in this 
field that the welfare work should be concentrated in 
1950. If, when work is found, the habitual recipient is 
unwilling to work, it is not justice to spend tax dollars 
on such individuals. 

Unduplicated total number of families and persons 
receiving public assistance as of December 31, 1949 159 



Direct relief 


11 


A year ago 


23 


Old Age Ass't 


116 


A year ago * 


110 


Aid to Blind 


7 






Aid Dep. Child. 


20 


(57 children) 





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Number of direct relief cases closed 7 

Reasons : 

Not in need 1 

Transferred to assistance programs 1 

Regular employment secured 2 

Increased earnings 2 

Deceased 1 

Income 

Appropriation $23,000.00 

Refunds 498.35 



Total available $23,498.35 

Expenditures 

Old Age Assistance, Town 

Share $15,954.47 

Direct Relief 7,488.94 



Total Expenditures 23,433.41 



Unexpended $54.94 



48 
RECREATION 



Although the town hsts Hood Park and Veteran's 
Memorial Field as recreational areas, neither site is 
satisfactorily used as full-time facilities. Lack of ap- 
propriations is not the main reason. More money can 
always be spent in any government, but more money 
should never be appropriated until the majority of the 
voting taxpayers believe that the money given is being 
used to the fullest extent. 

Where the town's recreational program is most lack- 
ing is in the absence of any indoor recreational center 
under leadership, either year 'round or seasonal. With 
the attempts to create a sense of moral responsibility 
in the youth of Derry, it seems paramount that some 
supervised recreation be made available to aid this 
cause. Preliminary discussions with the several service 
clubs indicate that a cooperative effort along this line 
will result in the desired recreational center with little 
direct cost to the town. 

Hood Park 

Because of the heavy investment that the town has 
already in this natural park-site, a concerted effort 
to enlarge the scope of activities offered here was be- 
gun during the summer. The park was open from June 
20 to August 31. The program included general swim- 
ming, swimming classes, life saving, handicraft and a 
general games program. The beginners' swimming 
class started with over 70 participants and ended with 
40, this due to lack of adequate supervision and water 
conditions. Fifteen boys and girls entered the Junior 
Red Cross course; ten completed the course — water 
conditions interfered with final examinations. 

The daily average attendance approximated 100. 
During the summer session the horseshoe pitching 
courts were improved and a new asphalt badminton 



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court developed. This was done without additional tax 
dollars. It is similarly planned to construct a tennis 
court in 1950. The summer program was officially 
closed with a display of handicraft and a field day of 
sports and prizes. 

Winter activity was curtailed because of weather 
conditions, but the building has been sufficiently win- 
terized to provide a warm location for changing skates ; 
the hockey rink will again be put up at the park loca- 
tion with the hope that there will be enough cold 
weather to make flooding worthwhile. 

The pond will be stocked with game fish — trout, 
bass, perch — for the exclusive use of our junior fisher- 
men. 

Veteran's Memorial Field 

A new fence and construction of a Softball diamond 
were the permanent improvements to this location in 
1949. The soil on the baseball field is not satisfactory 
but no major effort at improvement should be made 
until the south side of this area is filled to allow for 
lengthening the field by pulling back the backstop. 



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Hood Park 






Income 






Appropriation 


$1,000.00 




Refunds 


21.84 




Total available 




$1,021.84 


Expenditures 






Personal Services 


$631.00 




Electricity- 


12.00 




Police Duty 


121.60 




Labor 


126.55 




Supplies 


35.47 




Equipment 


53.18 




Insurance 


9.00 




Capital Outlay 


36.33 




Total Expenditures 




$1,025.13 


Overexpended 




$3.29 


Veteran's Memorial Field 




Income 






Appropriation 


$1,500.00 




Income 


74.95 




Total Available 




$1,574.95 


Expenditures 






Personal Services 


$50.00 




Labor 


65.80 




Water 


3.42 




Material and Supplies 


105.28 




Fence 


1,169.04 




Total Expenditures 




$1,393.54 


Unexpended 




$181.41 



51 
HEALTH 

Visiting Nurse 

After substituting for the ailing Mrs. Sadie Parker, 
Mrs, Etta Moore, R.N., was elected visiting nurse in 
November, She is charged with the general care of 
charity patients, including old age assistance and aid 
to blind cases. Transportation was provided patients 
to clinics in Manchester, Through the cooperation of 
the Visiting Nurses' Association and the American 
Legion Auxiliary a hospital bed was made available 
for home use. 

There is a clinic room conducted in cooperation with 
the state health department where appointments may 
be made with the nurse for treatments or consultation 
after reporting to your family doctor. Telephone 220-M 
or 462 until 1 P, M, 



Calls 




1274 


Patients 


Health Officer 


91 



With the increased activities due to a more elaborate 
set of state health laws and a demand by the state 
board of health for coordination of local health officers 
Ora Jack Merrill was appointed health officer for the 
town in Sept. 1949. 

The local board of health has felt the increased ac- 
tivity brought on by the health legislation passed by 
the 1949 legislature and health complaint inspections 
have increased. Newspaper publicity on a state-wide 
scale has brought to the citizens of Derry a greater 
realization of public health problems and citizen co- 
operation in both reporting and complying with the 



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several statutes created to lessen many common public 
health nuisances. In the last three months of 1949 alone 
over 75 health problems were reported, inspected and 
adjusted satisfactorily with only 4 percent still to be 
resolved. A complete record is now kept on all major 
health complaints and monthly reports are submitted 
to the state board. Plans for periodic inspections of 
residences, schools, places of business, and places of 
amusement have been made by the local health officer 
in conjunction with the state health officer for this dis- 
trict. All town governmental activities will be conducted 
only under satisfactory health conditions as prescribed 
by the local health officer. 

The board of health urges the reporting of any just 
health complaints and is grateful for the cooperation 
already shown. 

Due to the pressure of private practice Dr. A. D. 
Tietlebaum, health officer for many years, has retired. 

Town Dump 

Open dumping is an unsatisfactory method of refuse 
disposal. As the dump is used the open area becomes 
so great that burning is never complete. This leaves 
refuse to draw rats and loose papers to start brush fires 
as was evidenced by the 1949 history of the dump. 
Fencing off the major portion of the open face of the 
dump and confining dumping to a restricted section 
will solve these problems in 1950. 



53 

Elxpenditures 

Income 

Visiting Nurse Appropriation $600.00 
Town Health Appropriation 1,400.00 



Total Available 




Expenditures 




Visiting Nurse 


$600.00 


Health Officer 


70.83 


Care of Dump 


1,246.50 


Fires at Dump 


50.93 


Supplies and Labor 


57.75 



$2,000.00 



Total Expenditures 2,026.01 



Overexpended $26.01 



54 
FOREST HILL CEMETERY 



The town cemetery was well maintained and there 
was favorable comment about its appearance. Addi- 
tional major improvement can be made by mowing- all 
lots and billing the owners for this service. Cement 
liners will be used in all future burials to eventually 
eliminate sunken graves. 

All roads in the new section were gravelled this 
year and provisions made for better drainage. A pro- 
gram of dropping corner stones to cut the cost of 
mowing lots was started in 1949 and will continue until 
such obstructions are eliminated. 

As in the past the greater portion of the expenditures 
were financed by the earnings of the department. The 
remainder is supported by an appropriation from the 
town. Tree removal and tarring of streets in 1950 will 
constitute additional cemetery expenditures but after 
this date normal maintenance can still be adequately 
covered by the regular town appropriation under the 
careful guidance of the advisory board. 



DERRY CEMETERY TRUSTEES 

Summary for year 1949 



Disburse- 

Receipts ments 

Town appropriation $1,000.00 

Trustees of Trust Funds, perpetual care 1,436.61 

Annual care 583.00 

Sale of lots 725.00 

Misc., including opening graves, grading, 

filling lots, etc. and truck 1,619.50 

Care of lots, opening graves, grading, 

filling lots, etc. $3,701.64 

East Derry Garage, gas, oil and repairs 85.56 

Carter Printing, envelopes 6.00 

Derry News, billheads 7.00 



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Postage 12.00 

Neal Hardware, supplies 65.19 

Benson Lumber Company, supplies 51.83 

Aubuchon's, supplies 24.87 

Louis Bruno, use of truck 111.00 

Derry Insurance Agency, insurance 27.50 

Bartlett & Shepard, insurance 39.65 

Norman Gallien, loam 50.00 

Harriette C. Newell, loam 12.00 

G. Ellery Boles, loam 93.00 
Granz Mower Service 



320.45 



31.53 
10.00 
20.00 



38.00 



Power mowers 




$283.00 


Repairs 


re, parts and su] 


37.45 


Thompson Hardwai 


pplies 


for mowers 






Jack Merrill, sharpening mowers 




William E. Hutton, 


electric motor 




Town of Derry 






Trucking 




$12.00 


Labor 




5.00 


Drain pipe 


- 


21.00 


Gravelling Roads 




C. E. Emery 




$13.20 


Leon Bunker 




6.00 


Robert Webber 




124.66 


Leon Wells 




31.00 


Fred Webber 




37.00 


Hery Webber 




37.00 


Earle G. Davis 




31.00 


Edmond Cote 




25.00 


Town of Derry 




233.25 



— 538.11 

First National Bank of Derry, 

service charge 4.57 

Misc. supplies and repairs 36.83 

Withholding taxes 62.90 



Totals . $5,364.11 $5,349.63 

Balance on hand Jan. 1, 1949 403.01 

Balance on hand Jan. 1, 1950 

Checking account $395.99 

Cash on hand 21.50 417.49 



Grand Totals $5,767.12 $5,767.12 



BERTRAND E. PEABODY, 

Treasurer 



56 

DERRY PUBLIC LIBRARY 

Report of the Trustees 



The program inaugurated four years ago is nearly 
completed. The floor was resurfaced, the painting 
interior and exterior was completed in successive years. 
The last two years the reference areas and reading 
rooms have been relighted. One more year will com- 
plete the program. The stack area is now the only 
section which has not been relighted. If the trustees 
are permitted to complete this work, the library will 
then have fine physical facilities in the working area. 
The only other possible source of difficulty in physical 
plant that can be foreseen at present is the heating 
plant. A question has been raised as to its size and 
efficiency. 

For the first time in several years the library has 
completed a year with no change in personnel. Miss 
Hall, Mrs. Butman and Mrs. Johnson render efficient 
and courteous service in all areas of library service. 
The demands on public libraries are expanding and it 
is the wish and hope of staff and board of trustees to 
keep constantly abreast of the demands of the public. 
The borrowings continue at a high level despite the 
competition of commercial recreational facilities. 

We can not urge too strongly that you make use 
of the available facilities. Through the state library 
association the library can often obtain information 
and materials not available at the local library. This 
type of cooperation adds to the service that can be 
rendered at the local level. 

Book acquisitions are augmented by donations of in- 
terested individuals. These donations aid considerably 
in the maintenance of our library reading facilities. 

The library basement area is and has been at the 



57 

disposal of organized groups for avocational pursuits. 
The recently organized Arts and Crafts group are 
planning to use it for a meeting and work place. The 
trustees will gladly cooperate with such groups. 

Again let us urge — Visit and use your library. 

ALMA PIERONI, 1950 
HARRIET LOW, 1951 
WILLIAM LOCKE, 1952 
LENA LOW, 1953 
E. H. PARKINSON, 1954 



58 

DERRY PUBLIC LIBRARY 

Derry, New Hampshire 



To the Trustees of the Derry Public Library 

The 45th annual report is herewith presented : 

Circulation has taken another slump this year. The 
hot summer months show the greatest loss of the year. 
A recent newspaper survey shows that only one fourth 
of the nation's adult population reads one or more 
library books a month. While the use of the Nation's 
libraries is on a very slow up-crease it is the "child- 
youth" group that accounts for almost one half the 
circulation. 

This swing away from library books no doubt can 
be traced to the wonders of science, which have brought 
new methods of entertainment into the home. The 
automobile and television take most of the attention. 
Many who have been constant weekly borrowers do 
not come in to borrow a book for weeks at a time. This 
all has a decided effect on a library's circulation. 

School box circulation shows a slight drop from 
last year. The library at the Floyd School was dis- 
continued in September. Lack of space in the building 
being the reason. Since the beginning of the school 
year only small requested groups of books have been 
placed in most of the grades. 

Instruction was given in November to all the Junior 
High students. Classes coming in small groups were 
given help in how to use the reference books. 

Fifth Grade students, with their teacher, came to 
the library to examine the mineral collection now 
owned by the library. 

Book-Week was given its usual publicity. New books 
and posters were displayed. Also the Newbury-Calde- 



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cott award books were displayed, this group being 
practically complete from the first award in 1922 to 
that of 1949. 

Catholic Book-Week was observed at this time. 
Many of the books belonged to the library. Others were 
loaned by members of the church. 

Your librarian spent 3 months in California last 
summer. Since coming back she has shown minerals, 
maps, pictures and postcards from some of the places 
of interest visited while on her western trip. 

The addition of more new lights is certainly appre- 
ciated by those who like to come to the library to read. 
Your librarian certainly appreciates the better light- 
ing in the ofliice. Our only "dark" spot is in the book 
stacks. 

In December the library sponsored an Arts and 
Crafts Exhibit. We had over 40 exhibitors and over 200 
exhibits. The arts and crafts books owned by the li- 
brary were on display the entire 10 days. Despite the 
bad weather nearly 500 registered in the guest book. 
Many out of town names were noted among those 
registered. 

We are in hopes this interest may lead to an active 
Arts and Crafts League here in Derry. 

The reading room of the library was used during 
the year by the Red Cross, Extension Home Service, 
Miss Ruth Stimson leader, and Arts & Crafts meetings. 

This year many book gifts have been received. We 
wish to thank all those who have given us these books. 
Especial thanks to Mrs. Helen Hood, Mrs. Bessie Clark, 
Mr. Charles Brown and Mr. Brennan for their most 
generous contributions of excellent reading material. 

We also thank the newspapers for their publicity for 
the past year. 



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Statistics 

Volumes in library January 1, 1949 15,315 

Increase by purchase 374 

Increase by MacMurphy-McGregor fund 3 

Increase by gifts 72 
Lost in circulation, including 4 from scarlet fever 18 

Lost from shelves 11 

Worn out and discarded 238 

Number volumes in library January 1, 1950 15,497 

Net increase 182 



Number periodicals 90 

Comprising 3 dailies — 14 weeklies — 2 semi-monthlies 
— 3 quarterlies — 68 monthlies — 40 are gifts 



Number mounted pictures 3,901 

Total circulation 33,537 

By classes — 

General 144 

Philosophy 148 

Religion 93 

Social science 224 

Language 10 

Science 225 

Useful Arts 650 

Fine arts 514 

Literature 532 

History 426 

Travel 636 

Biography 916 

Current periodicals 2,464 

Pamphlets 19 

Total non-fiction 7,012 



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Adult fiction 13,619 

Junior fiction 4,090 

Junior non-fiction 2,425 

School boxes 5,950 

Mounted pictures 369 



Fines 



Grand total 33,537 

Largest month — November 2,870 

Smallest month — June 1,753 

Largest day — January 3 219 

Smallest day — July 28 29 

Volumes repaired 250 

Borrowers re-registered for 1949 1,126 

New names added 244 



Balance on hand January 1, 1949 $4.10 

Sales old books and fines 369.37 



Total $373.47 

Paid Trustees $342.00 

Library expenses 29.47 

Cash on hand 2.00 



Total $373.47 



Respectfully submitted, 

EDITH HALL, 

Librarian 



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FINANCIAL REPORT OF DERRY PUBLIC 
LIBRARY 

Jan. 1, 1949 to Dec. 31, 1949 



Receipts 



Cash on hand Jan. 


1, 1949 


$349.78 


Cash from Town 




6,000.00 


Fines 




342.00 


Trust Fund, G. G. 


MacMurphy 


12.50 


Rebate on bills 




10.24 




$6,714.52 




Expenditures 




Salaries 




$2,948.34 


Heat 




690.87 


Electricity 




259.93 


Telephone 




69.20 


Retirement Fund 




109.38 


Insurance 




16.67 


Repairs 




507.50 


Books and Magazines 


728.94 


Storm windows, cleaning, etc. 


69.54 


Supplies 




34.50 




$5,434.87 



Balance Jan. 1, 1950 $1,279.65 



HARRIET D. LOW, 

Treasurer 



63 

TAYLOR LIBRARY 

Jan. 1, 1949 — Jan. 1, 1950 



Receipts 

Balance January 1, 1949 $474.18 



James Taylor Fund 




$50.00 




Emma Taylor Fund 




25.00 




Mary B. Seavey Fund 




25.00 




Merrill Fund (Purchase of Books) 


69.67 




Mary T. Burnham Fund 




118.26 




Marcia Emery Fund 




13.26 




Frank S. Adams Fund 




137.91 




Cash, Purchase of Books 




6.00 




From Librarian, Fines 




50.99 




Town Appropriation 




700.00 


1,196.09 










$1,670.27 


Expenditures 






Mabel C. Berry, Librarian 




420.00 




Janitor 




100.00 




Electricity 




37.14 




Insurance 




20.96 




Postage 




1.50 




Repairs 




184.39 




Fuel 




180.24 




Supplies 




4.68 




Magazines 




77.85 




Service Charge, checking account 


2.21 




Books 




322.91 


$1,351.88 








Balance January 1, 1950 


$318.39 




ALAN B. SHEPARD, 








Treasurer 



64 



LIBRARIAN'S REPORT 



Statistics 






Number of Volumes last reported 




10,198 


Increase by purchase 


131 




Increase by gift 


23 




Total 




10,352 


Volumes discarded 


50 




Volumes lost in circulation 


7 




Total number of volumes Dec, 1949 




10,295 


Magazines by purchase 


24 




Magazines by gift 


7 




Total number of magazines 




31 


Magazines loaned during year 




1,587 


Volumes loaned: 






Adult-fiction 


3,427 




Adult non-fiction 


902 




Junior fiction 


1,149 




Junior non-fiction 


226 




Total for year 




5,704 


Library days open 




104 


Average daily circulation 




58.84 


Total number of borrowers, Dec. 1948 


476 


Names discarded 


80 




New names added 


32 





Total number of borrowers, Dec. 1949 428 

Paid to Treasurer for fines, sale of magazines 

and books $50.99 

Librarian's cash expense 2.73 



MABEL C. BERRY, 

Librarian 



65 



To the Trustees of Taylor Library the 71st Annual 
Report is respectfully submitted : 

The library has performed its regular functions, 
keeping open the usual hours each Tuesday and Satur- 
day. In addition to posting books for the church reading 
list, books have been loaned to the Adams School and 
to the first grade in the Windham Center school 
through its teacher, who is a regular patron of Taylor 
Library. 

The library wishes to extend thanks to Mrs. Rosalie 
Gordon who so ably filled the librarian's chair for three 
months, also thanks to all who have made donations 
of books and magazines, especially to the donor of a 
year's subscription to Uncle Ray's Magazine, an espe- 
cially fine magazine for young people. 

The library association recommends that a library 
have its patrons re-registered once in three years, Tay- 
lor Library has not done that, taking out only a certain 
number of names each year. This year more deadwood 
was removed from the list of registrants, so the list 
of subscribers is smaller, though a fair number of new 
patrons was added. 

The crying need of the library is a larger term ap- 
propriation, for like everywhere, library expenses have 
increased. Unless there is more money the needs of the 
young people and children cannot be properly met. 



MABEL C. BERRY, 

Librarian 



66 



DERRY WATER WORKS 



BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS 



Harold H. Bean 
Fred R. Tupper 
Fred A. Draper 



Harold H. Bean 
Fred H. Tupper 
Harold H. Bean 
Leona C. Bellavance 



Term expires Jan. 1, 1953 
Term expires Jan. 1, 1951 
Term expires Jan. 1, 1952 



Officers 



Chairman 
Clerk of Board 
Superintendent 

Treasurer 



To the Board of Water Commissioners : 

I herewith submit this report of the Superintendent 
for the year ending December 31, 1949. 

Statistics 



Number of services January 1, 1949 1,094 

Number added during year 22 
Total number 1,116 of which 36 are not in use 

Number of services metered 1,046 

Meters tested and repaired 347 

Total number of Hydrants 75 
Total number of gallons of water pumped 90,760.000 

Average number of gallons pumped per day 232,055 
Average number of gallons pumped per K.W.H. 886 

Total number of K.W.H. of electricity used 102,330 

Average cost of electricity per 1,000 gallons .0265 
Least amount pumped in one day April 17, 

1949 156,000 
Largest amount pumped in one day, July 28, 

1949 506,000 



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BALANCE SHEET 

Assets 

Plant Assets 

Land $3,462.31 

Buildings 13,224.51 

Wells 9,529.52 

Pumping Station Equipment 6,825.46 

Purification Equipment 520.00 

Water Storage Equipment 40,568.18 

Mains 97,276.42 

Services 7,023.31 

Hydrants 8,237.94 

Meters 14,746.34 

Other Distribution Equipment 2,224.65 

Town of Derry Water Bonds mature 

1951-52 2,559.24 

■ $206,197.88 

Current Assets 

Cash $27,218.24 

Material and supplies 2,387.47 

Accounts Receivable 1,293.90 

30,899.61 



Total Assets $237,097.49 

Liabilities 

Capital Liabilities 

Municipal Investment $50,970.07 

Bonds, Issue 1928 due July 1, 

1957 12,000.00 

Bonds, Issue 1931 due Nov. 1, 

1960 15,500.00 

$78,470.07 

Interest Accrued 58.12 

Reserves for Depreciation 98,175.27 

Profit or Loss 58,180.28 



Total Liabilities $234,883.74 



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Statement of Operations 

Income 

Commercial sale of water $21,521.82 

Industrial sale of water 2,228.54 

Hydrant Rentals 4,500.00 

Interest from Water Bonds 90.00 

Municipal Buildings 110.02 
Merchandise Sales and Job Work 598.14 

Telephone calls 2.85 

Insurance rebate 15.49 



Water Supply Expenses 




Labor and Expense at Wells 


$550.65 


Pumping Station Wages 


3,372.41 


Pumping Station Supplies 


351.68 


Electric Power 


2,401.79 


Distribution Expenses 




Repairs Pumping Station 


$849.68 


Salary of Superintendent 


3,120.00 


Miscellaneous Labor 


1,452.85 


Repairs Mains 


244.25 


Repairs Services 


950.55 


Repairs Hydrants 


17.55 


Repairs Meters 


1,173.02 


Repairs Standpipe 


83.60 


Repairs Other Equipment 


18.56 


Meter Department Expenses 


7.12 


Miscellaneous Supplies 


899.99 



$29,066.86 



$6,676.53 



$8,817.17 



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Commercial Expenses 



Office Expenses and Salaries 


$2,214.69 




Meter Readers Salaries 


395.55 




Commissioners Salaries 


300.00 




Employees Retirement 


935.12 




Water Works Assoc, dues & 






expenses 


55.80 


$3,901.16 






General Expenses 






Insurance 


$295.69 




Garage Expenses 


512.32 


$808.01 






Interest Paid 




1,246.87 


Bonds Paid 




3,000.00 


Total Expenses 


$24,449.74 


New Construction 






Mains 


$1,379.39 




Services 


861.67 




Meters 


453.11 





Total New Construction $2,694.17 

Total Expenses and New Construction $27,143.91 

Operating Profit before Depreciation 1,922.95 

Discounts allowed during year $2,042.13 



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The following mains were laid during 1949 : 

100' of 1" main on Cedar St. 

188' of 2" on Mitchell Ave. 

114' of 2" and 152' of IV2" on Pinehurst Ave. 

236' of 6" Cast Iron main— Franklin St. Ext. 

During 1950 it is planned to lay 432' of 6" cast iron 
pipe on Hillside Avenue and 400' of 8" on Chester Road. 

The Standpipe, located in Derry Village, which was 
built in 1890 will have to be replaced in the near future. 
Therefore we are trying to establish a surplus fund 
to help defray this expense. 



Respectfully submitted, 

HAROLD H. BEAN, 

Superintendent 



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TKEASURER'S RFPORT 




Cash on hand January 1, 1949 


$24,900.38 


Cash received 


29,066.86 




$53,967.24 


Paid Commissioners Orders 


$26,219.98 


Orders Outstanding No. 255 


14.52 


Orders Outstanding No. 258 


198.25 


Orders Outstanding No. 260 


270.00 


Orders Outstanding No. 262 


14.52 


Orders Outstanding No. 264 


1.77 


Orders Outstanding No. 265 


29.36 


Cash on hand December 31, 1949 


27,218.84 




$53,967.24 



LEONA C. BELLAVANCE, 

Treasurer 



72 

REPORT OF TRUSTEES OF TRUST FUNDS 

Year Ending December 31, 1949 



Income Expend. 

Jan. 1, 1949, Interest on hand $4,056.77 

Jan. 18, Town of Derry — War Mem. Fund $50.09 

April 23, Cemetery Trustees, B. E. Peabody, 
Treas. 
Cemetery Funds as per bill $511.50 

Parmelia Nowell Fund 6.25 

East Derry Cem. Asso. Fund 918.86 1,436.61 

April 23, MacGregor Park, F. Manning, Treas. 

MacGregor Park Fund 597.75 

April 23, Derry Public Library, Sarah A. B. 

MacMurphy Fund 6.25 

April 23, Town of Derry, F. Manning, Treas. 

S. Brown Fund, Stones from highway 6.25 

April 23, Hopkins Home, H. J. Curtis, Treas. 
M. S. True Fund $7.50 

M. B. Seavey Fund 37.50 

L. Hopkins Fund 96.25 141.25 

April 23, Derry School District, W. E. 
Tewksbury, Treas. 
Alexander Fund for Town Schools 33.33 

April 23, Derry Village School Dist., 
E. Richardson, Treas. 
Alexander Fund for Town Schools 4.17 

Oct. 14, East Derry Improvement 
Society, A. B. Shepard, Treas. 
E. T. Parker Fund 62.50 



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Oct. 14, Taylor Fund — A. B. Shepard, Treas. 

Emma Taylor Fund $25.00 

M. B. Seavey Fund 25.00 

M. T. Burnham Fund 117.50 

F. S. Adams Fund 71.25 

Merrill Fund, Books 67.50 

M. Emery Fund 12.50 

J. C. Taylor Fund 50.00 368.75 

Dec. 9, Hopkins Home, H. J. Curtis, Treas. 
M. S. True Fund $7.68 

M. B. Seavey Fund 38.86 

Hopkins Fund 96.35 142.89 

Dec. 9, Taylor Library, A. B. Shepard, Treas. 
M. T. Burnham Fund $ .76 

F. S. Adams Fund 66.66 

Merrill Fund — Books 2.17 

M. Emery Fund .76 70.35 

Dec. 9, Derry Public Library, H. D. Low, Treas. 

S.A.G. MacMurphy Fund 6.25 

Dec. 9, MacGregor Park, F. Manning, Treas. 

MacGregor Fund 320.06 

Dec. 31, Interest received during 1949 $4,080.68 



$8,137.45 $3,246.50 
Dec. 31 Interest on hand Dec. 31, 1949 4,890.95 



,137.45 $8,137.45 



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76 
AUDITORS' REPORT 



We, the undersigned auditors for the Town of Derry, 
do hereby certify that we have examined the accounts 
of the following and have found each of these accounts 
to be correct, viz : 

Town of Derry Selectmen ; 

Town Treasurer ; 

Town Clerk; 

Collector of Taxes ; 

Trustees of the Trust Funds ; 
Derry Municipal Court ; 
Trustees of the Water Dept. ; 
Treasurer's account of the Derry Public Library; 
Treasurer's account of the Taylor Library 
and the account of the MacGregor Park Fund ; 
Treasurer of Cemetery Trustees, 

Dated at Derry, N. H., this 16th day of February A. D. 
1950. 

HAROLD J. CURTIS 
HERBERT L. GRINNELL 
KENNETH L. SENTER 
Auditors of the Town of Derry, N, H. 



DERRY 



FIRE DISTRICT 



REPORTS 



78 

DERRY FIRE DISTRICT 

Report of Firewards 



86 Still Alarms 
24 Bell Alarms 



Value of Property Involved 
Loss 



$300,000.00 
25,000.00 



A. J. MORIN 
J. C. MADDEN 
F. F. HOULE 



Firewards 



79 



REPORT OF THE TREASURER OF THE DERRY 
FHIE DISTRICT 

Fiscal Year Ended December 31, 1949 



Balance Sheet 

Assets : 

Cash on hand $9,617.40 

Equipment Fund 2,000.00 

$11,617.40 

Liabihties : 

Bills Owed by District 354.76 



Excess of Assets over Liabilities $11,262.64 



Schedule of Precinct Property 

Firehouse and lot 32 West Broadway $20,500.00 

Extra Lot 2,000.00 
Model 12 LaFrance Combination — Year, 1915 500.00 

LaFranee Scout— Year, 1931 1,000.00 

City Service Ladder Truck— Year, 1921 500.00 

Ford 8 Truck— Year, 1940 1,000.00 

Gamewell Alarm System 10,500.00 

Furniture 750.00 

7,600 feet hose 7,000.00 

Flood Lights, Gas Masks, etc. 1,500.00 

$45,250.00 



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Receipts and Payments 



Receipts ; 



Derry Fire Dist. 1949 approp. 


$19,746.00 


Derry Village Prec. 1949 bill 


3,004.03 


Derry Village Prec, bal. 1948 


599.63 


Town for Out of District Fire 


25.00 


Londonderry 


400.00 


Windham 


60.00 


U. S. Army for Use of Equipment 69.10 


Refilling Extinguishers 


28.50 


Refunds 


16.00 




$23,948.26 


Cash on Hand at Begin, of Year 


9,100.29 




$33,048.55 



Payments : 

Salaries of Firewards and other 

Dist. Officers $1,475.00 

Permanent Men 9,108.30 

Retirement, Department's Share 521.29 



Call Men 


6,248.90 


Maintenance of Building 


1,492.39 


Trucks 


451.59 


Alarm System 


1,420.30 


Election Expense and Office 




Supplies 


74.85 


Expense of Officers and Men 


105.12 


Insurance 


489.29 


Forest Fire Warden 


44.12 


Transfer of Funds to Equipment 


Reserve 


2,000.00 




$23,431.15 


ish on Hand at End of Year 


9,617.40 




$33,048.55 



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The accounts of H. C. Abbott, Treasurer of the Derry 
Fire District have been examined and found correct 
as set forth in his report with satisfactory vouchers 
for all payments to Jan. 1, 1950. 

K. L. SENTER, 

Auditor 
Jan. 25, 1950 



EAST DEKKY FIRE DISTRICT NO. 1 

Report of Firewards 



14 Alarms 
Value of Property Involved $22,000.00 

Insurance paid 15,576.60 

LESTER P. YOUNG 
BERT P. ALLEN 
RALPH REYNOLDS 

Firewards 



82 

REPORT OF THE TREASURER 

East-Derry Fire District No. 1 



Receipts and 


Payments 




Receipts : 






Taxes 


$4,000.00 




First National Bank 


4,000.00 




Bert P. Allen 


100.00 




George Blake 


100.00 




A. W. Ellis 


75.00 




A. P. Shepard 


5.00 




Benson Lumber Co. 


1.00 




Subscription for Hose 


790.85 




Savings Bank 


2,774.82 




Cash on hand Dec. 31, 1949 


164.67 


$12,011.34 






Payments : 






Maintenance 


$894.18 




New Hose 


816.00 




First National Bank 


4,000.00 




Interest on Note 


26.67 




Howe Truck 


6,050.00 




Cash on hand Dec. 31, 1949 


224.49 


$12,011.34 






Assets : 






Cash on hand 




$224.49 


Liabilities : 






Bill for Hose 




500.00 



Excess of Liabilities over Assets $275.51 



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District Property 

Combination Truck $2,500.00 

Combination Howe Truck 7,000.00 

Furniture 250.00 

Hose, 4,000 ft. 10,000.00 

Alarm System 300.00 

Extinguishers 266.00 



$20,316.00 



W. P. GOLDSMITH, 

Treasurer 



I have this day, Feb. 8, 1950, examined these ac- 
counts and find them correct and all in place of the 
East Derry Fire Dept. 

RICHARD P. TRUE 



84 



FINANCIAL REPORT OF DERRY VILLAGE 
FIRE PRECINCT 

Fiscal Year Ended December 31, 1949 



Balance Sheet 

Assets : 

Cash on hand $831.39 



Total Assets $831.39 



Grand Total $831.39 

Liabilities : 

Excess of Assets over Liabilities (Surplus) $831.39 



Schedule of Precinct Property 

Lands and Buildings $2,000.00 



Total Valuation $2,000.00 



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Receipts and Payments 




Receipts : 




Current Revenue : 




From Taxes 


$4,500.00 


From Other Sources : 




Interest 


.25 


Chase Athletic Association 


18.00 


Total Receipts from All Sources 


$4,518.25 


Cash on hand at beginning of year 


9.80 



Grand Total $4,528.05 

Payments : 

Current Maintenance Expenses : 

Derry National Bank, Note $50.00 

Derry Fire Dept., Bal. on 1948 599.63 

Derry Fire Dept., Protect., 1949 3,004.03 
Derry Insurance Agency 18.00 

Irene B. Stearns, Clerk 5.00 

Ralph H. Angell, Treas. 5.00 

Maurice W. Read, Fire Warden 5.00 

Benjamin S. Ham, Fire Warden 5.00 
Benjamin F. Adams, Fire Warden 5.00 



Total Current Maintenance Expenses $3,696.66 



Total Payments for All Purposes $3,696.66 

Cash on hand at end of year 831.39 



Grand Total $4,528.05 



86 

CERTIFICATE 

This is to certify that the information contained in 
this report was taken from official records and is com- 
plete and correct to the best of my knowledge and be- 
Uef. 

RALPH H. ANGELL, 
January 29, 1950 



87 
FOREST FIRES — OUR MOST SHAMEFUL WASTE 



Everyone apparently fears fire but too many are 
careless with it. This is particularly true of fires in and 
near woodlands. Official figures show that more than 98 
percent of all forest fires result from human careless- 
ness and can be prevented. Consequently, we may say 
"Forest Fires are our most shameful waste." 

Annual forest fire losses are tremendous and their 
effects far reaching. Such fires destroy the raw pro- 
ducts of the forests, the protection forests provide for 
game and the supply of ground water. They upset 
local economies by drawing men from gainful employ- 
ment and requiring the expenditure of public funds to 
extinguish them. 

Our forest fire organization is doing a good job in 
keeping the size of fires small but the number of fires 
is increasing. In 1949 there were 100 more fires in 
New Hampshire than in 1948, but they burned 500 
acres less. For the warden and his deputies to do the 
job they are capable of, they must have the cooperation 
ofthe public — YOU! 

The primary objective of all fire fighters is PRE- 
VENTION — fire stoppage. This is the goal toward 
which your local forest fire warden and his deputies 
are constantly working. It can be achieved ONLY if 
YOU and YOU and YOU cooperate with them. It is 
worth YOUR effort and can be accomplished by: 

1. Being careful with fire in or near woodland, being 
particularly careful with matches and cigarettes. 

2. Securing the required written permit from the 
warden when the ground is not covered with 
snow. 



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3. Insisting that others be careful and comply with 
burning requirements. 

4. Calling the warden promptly when fire is de- 
tected and aiding him to extinguish it. 

Let's reduce the number of forest fires and eliminate 
our most shameful waste. 



1949 Fire Record 

Number of Fires — 7 

Acres Burned — 7 

Nuinber of fire permits issued — 199 



LESTER P. YOUNG, 

Forest Fire Warden 

MERTON A. WEBBER, 

District Chief 



DERRY 

SCHOOL DISTRICT 

REPORTS 



90 



SCHOOL REPORT 



School Board 

Alden I. Whitney Term expires 1950 

Barbara G. Schurman Term expires 1951 

Kenneth L. Senter Term expires 1952 

Superintendent 

Everton H. Parkinson 

School Nurse 

LiUian S. Mackintosh 

Clerk 

Katherine W. Ross 



Janitors 



Floyd School 
Oak St. School 
West Side 
East Derry School 



Charles Bailey 

William Black 

Guy Chadwick 

Aren Merizon 



91 

SCHOOL CALENDAR 

September 1949 to June 1950 



1949 

First Period : 

Opens Wednesday, Sept. 7 Closes Thursday, Dec. 22 

1950 

Second Period : 

Opens Tuesday, Jan. 3 Closes Tuesday, Feb. 21 

Third Period : 

Opens Monday, Feb. 27 Closes Tuesday, April 25 

Fourth Period : 

Opens Tuesday, May 2 Closes at the end of 

180 school days 

September 1950 to June 1951 

1950 

First Period: 

Opens Wednesday, Sept. 6 Closes Friday, Dec. 22 

1951 

Second Period: 

Opens Wednesday, Jan. 3 Closes Wednesday, Feb. 21 

Third Period : 

Opens Monday, Feb. 26 Closes Friday, April 20 

Fourth Period : 

Opens Wednesday, April 25 Closes at the end of 

180 school days 



92 

SCHOOL WARRANT 

The State of New Hampshire 



To the Inhabitants of the school district in the Town 
of Derry, N. H., quahfied to vote in district affairs: 

You are hereby notified to meet at the Adams Memo- 
rial Hall in said district on the 25th day of March, 1950 
at 10 o'clock in the forenoon to act upon the following : 

1. To choose a Moderator for the ensuing year. 

2. To choose a Clerk for the ensuing year. 

3. To choose a member of the School Board for the 
ensuing three years. 

4. To choose a Treasurer for the ensuing year. 

5. To hear the reports of agents, auditors, com- 
mittes or officers chosen and pass any vote relating 
thereto. 

6. To choose agents, auditors and committees in re- 
lation to any subject embraced in the warrant, 

7. To see what sum of money the district will raise 
and appropriate for the support of schools, for the 
salaries of school district officials and agents, and for 
the payment of statutory obligations of the district, 
and to authorize the application against said appropria- 
tion of such sums as are estimated to be received from 
the state equalization fund together with other in- 
come; the school board to certify to the selectmen the 
balance between the estimated revenue and the ap- 
propriation, which balance is to be raised by taxes 
by the town. 

8. To see if the district will vote to construct and 



93 



equip an elementary school building and pass any vote 
relating thereto. 

9. To see if the district will vote to raise and appro- 
priate a sum not exceeding $270,000.00 or any part 
thereof and in order to furnish such funds to authorize 
the school board to issue notes or bonds upon the credit 
of the district in accordance with Chap. 72 New Hamp- 
shire Revised (Municipal bond act) and any special 
acts governing the issuing of bonds or notes by the 
school district of Derry and to fix time and place of 
payment of such notes or bonds, the rate of interest 
thereon and to provide for the sale thereof and pass 
any vote relating thereto. 

10. To see if the district will authorize the use of the 
funds now in capital reserve for the new building and 
pass any vote relating thereto. 

11. To transact any other business that may legally 
come before said meeting. 

Given under our hands at said Derry this 10th day 
of March, 1950. 

ALDEN WHITNEY 
BARBARA SCHURMAN 
KENNETH SENTER 

School Board 

A true copy of Warrant — Attest : 

ALDEN WHITNEY 
BARBARA SCHURMAN 
KENNETH SENTER 

School Board 



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Expenditures 



SCHOOL 



ITEM 







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Expendi- 


Adopted 


Board's 


tures 


Budget 


Budget 


1948-49 


1949-50 


1950-51 



Administration 

Salaries of district officers $893.55 $875.00 $875.00 

Supt's salary (local share) 1,556.03 1,600.00 1,954.62 

Tax for state wide supervision . . .- 1,968.00 1,878.00 1,990.00 

Salaries other adminis. personnel . . 1,634.79 1,805.00 1,377.87 

Supplies and expenses 835.97 655.00 779.78 

Instruction 

Teachers' salaries 55,131.85 61,050.00 64,000.00 

Books and other instruc. aids 1,528.90 1,875.00 1,800.00 

Scholars' supplies 3,102.82 2,250.00 2,250.00 

Supplies and other expenses 305.86 450.00 450.00 

Operation of School Plant 

Salaries of janitors 6,208.70 7,200.00 7,060.00 

Fuel 2,560.98 2,500.00 2,500.00 

Water, hght, supplies & exp 944.51 1,000.00 1,100.00 

Maintenance of School Plant 

Repairs and replacements 3,898.81 3,000.00 2,500.00 

Auxiliary Activities 

Health supervision 1,694.84 1,750.00 1,611.97 

Transportation 5,538.00 6,500.00 6,500.00 

Tuition — high school 37,507.53 45,500.00 51,500.00 

Spec, activities & spec, funds 1,633.54 1,350.00 1,350.00 

Fixed Charges 
Retirement 

Teachers 2,007.56 2,268.07 2,555.25 

Others 523.14 450.00 700.00 

Insurance 430.30 800.00 800.00 

Total Current Expenses $129,905.68 $144,756.07 $153,654.49 

Capital Outlay 

New equipment 3,019.76 1,200.00 200.00 

Payments into Capital Reserve 

Fund 2,000.00 2,500.00 

Total Capital Outlay $5,019.76 $3,700.00 $200.00 

Total Expenditures $134,925.44 $148,456.07 $153,854.49 



BUDGET 



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Receipts 



School 

Adopted Board's 

Receipts Budget Budget 

ITEM 1948-49 1949-50 1950-51 

Balance $7,482.74 $500.00 

State aid 21,964.21 

Dog licenses 840.66 $600.00 

Trust funds 66.66 66.66 66.66 

Other receipts 7,073.93 2,300.00 2,750.00 

Total Receipts Other Than Prop. 

Taxes $37,428.20 $2,966.66 $3,316.66 

Dist. Assessment to be Raised by 

Prop. Tax 99,533.34 145,489.41 150,537.83 



Total Appropriation to be Voted by 

School Dist. for Current Expenses $136,961.54 $148,456.07 $153,854.49 



96 

FINANCIAL REPORT 

July 1, 1948 to June 30, 1949 



Receipts 




Cash on hand July 1, 1948 


$7,482.74 


State aid 


21,964.21 


Tax levy 


99,533.34 


Dog licenses 


840.66 


Elementary school tuitions 


3,994.00 


Trust funds 


66.66 


School lunch 


967.10 


Other receipts 


2,112.83 


Total Receipts 


$136,961.54 



Payments 

Administration 

Salaries of district officers $893.55 
Superintendent's salary (local 

share) 1,556.03 

Tax for state wide supervision 1,968.00 
Salaries of other administrative 

personnel 1,634.79 

Supplies and expenses 835.97 

Instruction 

Teachers' salaries 55,131.85 

Books & other instruct, aids 1,528.90 

Scholars' supplies 3,102.82 

Supplies and other expenses 305.86 

Operation of school plant 

Salaries of janitors 6,208.70 

Fuel 2,560.98 
Water, light, supplies & expenses 944.51 



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Maintenance of school plant 

Repairs and replacements 3,898.81 

Auxiliary activities 



Health supervision 


1,694.84 


Transportation 


5,538.00 


Tuition — high school 


37,507.53 


Special activities & spec, funds 


1,633.54 


Fixed charges 




Retirement 


2,530.70 


Insurance 


430.30 


Capital outlay- 




New equipment 


3,019.76 


Payments into Capital Reserve 




Fund 


2,000.00 


Total payments for all purposes $134,925.44 



Cash on hand June 30, 1949 $2,036.10 



AUDITOR'S CERTIFICATE 

This is to certify that I have examined the books 
and other financial records of the school board of Derry 
of which this is a true summary for the fiscal year 
ending June 30, 1949, and find them correctly cast and 
properly vouched. 

EVA C. DAY, 

Auditor 
July 13, 1949 



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TREASURER'S REPORT 

July 1, 1948 to June 30, 1949 



Cash on hand June 30, 1948 $7,482.74 

Rec'd from selectmen, approp. $99,533.34 

Rec'd from selectmen, dog tax 840.66 

Income from trust funds 66.66 

Rec'd from State Treasurer 22,801.65 

Rec'd from all other sources 6,236.49 

129,478.80 



Total Amount Available for Fiscal Year $136,961.54 
Less School Board Orders Paid 134,925.44 



Balance on Hand as of June 30, 1949 $2,036.10 

W. E. TEWKSBURY, 
July 5, 1949 District Treasurer 



AUDITOR'S CERTIFICATE 

This is to certify that I have examined the books, 
vouchers, bank statements and other financial records 
of the treasurer of the school district of Derry, of which 
the above is a true summary for the fiscal year ending 
June 30, 1949 and find them correct in all respects. 

EVA C. DAY, 

Auditor 
July 13, 1949 



99 

REPORT OF SCHOOL NURSE 

September 1948 through June 1949 



Number of children examined 


712 


Number of children vaccinated 


712 




Notice to 


Corrected or 


Defects found 


parents 


under treatment 


Vision 32 


32 


20 


Hearing 15 


15 


3 



Cases of Communicable Diseases 

Measles 4 

Scarlet fever 22 

Number attending clinics 83 

Number of home visits 340 

Number of school visits 911 

LILLIAN S. MACKINTOSH, R.N. 



100 
REPORT OF SPECIAL BUILDING COMMITTEE 



Following the district meeting of 1949, in accord 
with the motion of that meeting the school board met 
and appointed a committee to act jointly with them to 
investigate and report to the district in 1950. 

The committee met and organized June 22 with 
Kenneth L. Senter as chairman and Leona DesRosiers 
as secretary. The problem of the housing of the present 
and future school population of the district was pre- 
sented. General discussion of the matter ensued and the 
following sub committees were appointed by Chairman 
Senter to report at later meetings: Parochial School 
Messrs. Grady and Uicker, Building site, Messrs. Cur- 
tis, Cole, Bentley and Mrs. Schurman, Population dis- 
tribution Messrs. Kumin and Whitney and Mesdames 
DesRosiers and Lupien. 

At the July 25th meeting committee reports were 
made on parochial school, site and population distribu- 
tion. As a result of these reports the problem of school 
organization was considered. The 8-4, 6-6, and 6-3-3 
type of organization was considered. The committee 
requested that Mr. Farnum of the State Board of Edu- 
cation confer with them at the next meeting on the 
subject of school organization in New Hampshire. 

The committee met with Mr. Farnum in August and 
discussed the problem of school organization. No action 
was taken. 

The meeting in September was held at the Floyd 
School. The group present felt that the information 
obtained from previous meetings could be crystallized 
in informal action since a quorum was not present. The 
informal opinions formulated were that 

1. The group favored a 6-6 organizational plan 



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which could be broken into a 6-3-3 program if 
necessary, 

2. The group felt that a 14 room elementary build- 
ing with the necessary service rooms would best 
fit such a program. 

3. That room schedule, ideal lot and financed sched- 
ule for such a program should be prepared. 

On Oct. 25th a group from the building committee 
visited in Gloucester and Marblehead. They reported 
on the new buildings visited at the Nov. meeting. The 
needed facilities in a building were presented for dis- 
cussion. The location was discussed with several new 
possibilities suggested. A schedule of payment for 
bond issues was presented by Mr. Kumin. It was agreed 
to make an inspection of suggested sites with Mr. 
Farnum and get his recommendations on all suggested 
sites. The group met again on Nov. 30th. The com- 
mittee felt that a program of public information should 
begin about the middle of Jan. The recommendations 
of Mr. Farnum as to site were read and the group 
agreed to recommend the Curtis Pillsbury site. The 
group agreed to invite Mr. Hersey to meet with them 
on Dec. 14th to begin getting school plant studies 
started. 

On Dec. 14th the committee met with Mr. Hersey and 
began studies of the possible solution of the housing 
situation. The first studies were submitted and revised 
so that at a meeting in January study No. 2 was sub- 
mitted to the building committee. Both plans were 
presented to a public meeting of the P. T. A. when the 
committtee through the school board made a prelimin- 
ary report. The committee is continuing to work with 
Mr. Hersey so that additional information and data 
will be available at the district meeting. 

Up to the present time the consensus of the com- 
mittee opinion is that 



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1. An elementary building of 14 rooms would meet 
the needs of the school community. 

2. A desirable site for such a building would be the 
so called Curtis Pillsbury lot. 

The conmiittee was made up of the following mem- 
bers: 

Kenneth L. Senter, Chairman Emil Kumin 



Leona DesRosiers, Secretary 
Donald Bentley 
Harold Curtis 
Frederic Grady 
Helen Hood 



Carlotta Lupien 
Barbara Schurman 
Albert Uicker 
Catherine Weston 
Alden Whitney 



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REPORT OF THE SUPERINTENDENT OF 
SCHOOLS 



To the Derry School Board : 

I herewith submit my eighth annual report as super- 
intendent of schools of Derry : 

Statistical Report 

Enrollment 

The total enrollment through January 31, 1950 was 
774 as compared with 759 for the same period last year, 
735 two years ago and 767 three years previous. 

School Grade Table 

The enrollment by school and grade for January 31, 
1950 may be seen from the following table: 

School Grade Total 

12345678 

Floyd 24 26 34 39 35 33 241 

25 25 

Oak St 29 27 27 92 107 282 

West Side . . 31 27 23 43 34 34 192 

Adams 8 42 42 5 25 

Total 117 109 86 86 71 72 92 107 740 



High School Enrollment 

The number of Derry pupils who were in attendance 
in high school on January 31, 1950 may be divided as 
follows : 

School Grade Total 

9 10 11 12 

Pinkerton 72 69 57 59 257 

Lowell Vocational 2 2 



Total 74 69 57 59 259 



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Statistics for the School Year Ending June 30, 1949 



Total registration 

Half days schools were in session 

Average membership 

Average attendance 

Per cent of attendance 

Pupils transported at district expense 



770 
346 

717.674 
672.638 
93.725 
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On Friday evening, June 17, 1949 eighty-four gradu- 
ates of the eighth grade were awarded diplomas at 
the Adams Memorial Building. Appropriate exercises 
preceded the presentation of certificates. Citizenship 
awards by the Molly Reid Chapter D, A, R., were 
awarded to Eleanor Dumont and Robert Morrison. 



Those graduating were : 

Gloria Abbott 
Nancy J. Allen 
B. Powell Allen, Jr. 
James Bartlett 
Raymond O. Bergeron 
Nancy R. Blunt 
Constance Boucher 
Harrison E. Brasier 
Barbara A. Buckley 
Virginia R. Carey 
Carl A. Chadwick 
Theresa L. Chartier 
Lester E. Chase 
Beverly Mae Cleary 
Robert Corey 
Ernest H. Cote 
Joseph Dabrowski, Jr. 
John F. Delano 
Marlene E. DeVarney 
Mahlon W. Donovan 



Eleanor Mae Dumont 
Jacqueline A. Dustin 
Lawrence Evans 
Patricia M. Gallien 
Robert W. Gardiner 
Phyllis H. Garvin 
Norman LeRoy Germaine 
James Gray 
Samuel B. Hamblett, m 
Chester E. Hanson, Jr. 
John E. Havens 
Roger K. Henderson 
Sylvia Horsfall 
Barbara A. Jodoin 
Peter Johnson 
Faith Ann Joslyn 
Katherine H. Kimball 
Marcella M. Laliberti 
Ronald L. Lawton 
Kenneth G. Lord 



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Norman Marcotte 
Sylvia M. Matarozzo 
John Misiaszek 
David Morrill 
Robert C. Morrison 
Florence A. Mower 
Beryl A. Newcomb 
Janice G. Newcomb 
Christine Niarchos 
Dennis E. Noonan 
Marlene A. Normandeau 
Wilbur H. Palmer 
Shirley L. Paquin 
Sandra D. Parent 
Delbert M. Pugh 
Janet Putnam 
David E. Quinney 
Wallace E. Ramsden 
Robert L, Richardson 
Dolores A. Rioux 
Joseph E, Rioux, Jr. 
Eugene W. Ross 



Pauline Ruel 
Suzanne Rousseau 
Irene V. Severance 
Sandra Senter 
Fernand M. Simard ' 
Rita Lucille Sing 
Patricia Ada Smith 
John L. Sullivan 
Dolores M. Sutton 
Robert L. Taylor 
Mary Tewksbury 
Donald W. Thayer 
John W. Tinkham 
Shirley A. VanDyne 
Phyllis M, Verge 
Ruby Grace Wade 
George Tellis Wells 
Kenneth E. Whitney 
Shirley M. Wicker 
Barbara Ann Willey 
Natalie A. Woodberry 
Donald L. Worster 



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TEACHERS UNDER APPOINTMENT 



School 


Name 


Training 


Salary 


Oak St. 








Grades 7 & 8 








Science 


Pellerin, Jesse 


Univ. of N. H. 


$3300 


Math 


Dower, Raymond 


Univ. of N. H. 


2700 


Shop & Phys. 

Ed. 
History 


Hackett, Francis 


Keene T. C. 


2100 


Bemier, Eva 


Bridgewater T. C. 


2500 


Eng. & Phys. 

Ed. 
Home Ec. 


Paul, Norma 


Keene T. C. 


2000 


Fragala, Margaret 


Regis College 


2000 


Grade 3 


Turner, Mildred 


Lowell T. C. 


2400 


Grade 2 


Jewell, Virginia 


Gorham State T. C. 


2050 


Grade 1 


Amatruda, Flora 


University of Me. 


2500 


West Side 








Grade 6 


Stott, Helen 


Plymouth T. C. 


2500 


Grade 5 


Dudley, Pauline 


Keene T. C. 


2100 


Grade 4 


Lupien, Carlotta 


State Certificate 


2450 


Grade 3 


Wilson, Lorene 


Lowell T. C. 


2100 


Grade 2 


Mitchell, Elizabeth 


Plymouth T. C. 


2500 


Grade 1 
Floyd 
Grade 6 


Janosz, Mildred 


Keene T. C. 


2500 


Moore, Martha 


Plymouth T. C. 


2650 


Grade 5 


French, Viola 


Provincial Normal, 








N. S. 


2450 


Grade 4 


George, Sarah 


Plymouth T. C. 


2450 


Grade 3 


Morin, Marion 


Keene T. C. 


2450 


Grade 2 


Vedeler, Evelyn 


Framingham T. C. 


2250 


Grade 2 


Kiernan, Agnes 


Lowell T. C. 


2250 


Grade 1 


O'Mara, Gretchen 


Plymouth T. C. 


2500 


Grade 1 


Hart, Gladys 


Lowell T. C. 


2400 


East Derry 








Grades 1-6 


Fickett, Doris 


Plymouth T. C. 


2250 


Music 


Fitton, Eunice 


N. E. Cons, of Music 


; 2300 




Janitors Salaries 




Floyd 


Charles 


Bailey 


$1,800 


Oak St. 


William Black 


2,190 


West Side 


Guy Chadwick 


2,390 


East Derry 


Aren Merizon 


360 



District's Share of Supervisory Union Salaries 

Superintendent of Schools $1,716.76 

Office Secretary 1,655.00 

School Nurse 1,709.12 

Music Supervisor 385.00 



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Personnel 

The district was fortunate to retain most of its 
teaching personnel. The school community has in the 
present staff a group who are conscientiously striving 
to improve their professional status and service to the 
children. There are many evidences of this. The most 
obvious, however, is the enrollment in summer schools, 
summer and winter extension courses. 

During the current year extension courses were 
offered at Manchester by Boston University and in 
Derry by Keene Teachers College. During the summer 
of 1949 an extension course was offered at Epping. 
Including the regular summer sessions in the state 
and out of state institutions 16 of the teaching per- 
sonnel have taken over 30 courses or an average of 
nearly 2 courses each in the past year. Such a program 
is deserving of high commendation. Teachers are in- 
creasing their professional background and are bring- 
ing to the class room modern techniques. The gain to 
the pupils of such study is immeasurable. 

The actual changes were fewer than usual. The 
changes were confined to Jr. High School. Mr. Dan- 
forth resigned to further his education, Miss Nute to 
accept a position in another state and Miss Hermsdorf 
to get married. Miss Norma Paul and Mr. Francis 
Hackett, graduates of Keene Teachers College, were 
engaged for the English and Shop positions respective- 
ly. Mrs. Ruth Prenzel, of Illinois, a teacher of several 
years experience in the mid west was engaged for home 
economics. She resigned in the middle of the year and 
Mrs. Margaret Fragala was obtained to finish the year. 
Mrs. Gladys Hart was hired for the additional first 
grade. All positions were thus filled by professionally 
trained teachers. 



108 
Physical Plant 

A definite program of safety and improvement of 
physical facilities was carried out. The normal main- 
tenance program was continued. Floor and some desks 
were renovated in all buildings. In addition all build- 
ings were thoroughly cleaned. The janitors working 
as a group redecorated two rooms in each building. 
The work of these men is of inestimable value. It en- 
ables the school department to maintain the buildings 
economically. In addition to the regular work special 
repairs and improvements were accomplished. The 
schools were all refurnished with shades. At Oak St. 
School the oil burning hot water heater was replaced 
by a modern electric unit. The coal bin was lined with 
cement blocks. The wooden wall constituted a fire 
hazard with soft coal as the stored fuel. A bin lined 
inside and out with asbestos board and a sprinkler 
head inside was constructed for the storage of waste 
paper. The swing of the doors from the shop was 
changed so that they now swing out as they should. 
All of these measures were in conformity with the 
recommendations of a safety survey committee from 
the Mt. Field Club. 

In addition a fire escape was erected to permit the 
pupils on the second floor to have means of escape 
besides the wooden stair cases. 

The work at Floyd was confined largely to the hot 
lunch area. A large institutional type gas range was 
installed. Two deep sinks and cabinets to permit suffi- 
cient storage, a movable table and serving counter 
with Formica tops were also installed and constructed. 
The wash sink and bubbler were changed from the old 
location so that there is now no interference from the 
normal activities with the hot lunch program. Panic 
bolts were installed on the exit doors. Two rooms were 
redecorated and relighted so that now the class rooms 
on the first floor conform to modern standards. The 



109 



program of relighting and redecorating will gradually 
make the school thoroughly modern in its lighting. 

At West Side a fire escape was installed to provide 
a means of escape for pupils on the second floor. The 
two rooms on the north side of the building were re- 
decorated. 

Instruction 

The handwriting system was continued and the re- 
sults are uniformly good. Legibility and neatness are 
the stressed points of the system and results are good. 

The elementary and secondary schools face a prob- 
lem that will be present in the schools constantly. Both 
areas of our educational system have dual responsibili- 
ties. At the risk of over simplification a statement of 
educational philosophy for our American system can 
be perhaps summarized in two general purposes. 

1. Mastery of tool subjects. 

2. Development of sound citizenship. 

The difficult task that faces both areas of education 
is to serve these purposes. In order to do it effectively 
the curriculum at both levels needs expansion. The 
tool subjects of a few short decades ago were "readin, 
ritin and rithmetic." The development of our highly 
scientific and technical society has caused a revision in 
our thinking as to what constitutes tool subjects. The 
solution of the problems inherent to the highly tech- 
nical aspects of our productive system requires greater 
knowledges than were necessary in a simpler type of 
economic system. The resulting type of curriculum 
that is typical of the modern school recognizes that 
tools of today are more diversified than heretofore. 
The tool subjects are neither conceived nor taught on 
a mass production basis but are individualized. Science, 
personality development, health and personal growth 
are all a part of concept of tool subjects in modern 
education. Science because it is an integral part of our 



no 

daily life, personality development and physical health 
because these areas fully developed result in the 
achievement of one of the basic purposes of all edu- 
cation "a sound mind in a healthy body," and personal 
growth because one of the aims of educative process 
is to develop to the fullest possible extent those cap- 
abilities inherent to each child. This concept of tool 
subjects becomes individualized and requires an ex- 
panded curriculum to meet its needs. 

The second basic purpose, the development of sound 
citizenship is likewise a more complex task than it was 
a few decades ago. A knowledge of our particular so- 
ciety is still necessary to good citizenship. In addition 
to such knowledge, however, is the need for a wider 
knowledge of global geography and history. A well 
informed citizenry in our present day situation needs 
a fund of information and a knowledge of world events 
that was hardly conceived of a few short years ago. 
Domestically controversial issues are too often decided 
on the basis of prejudice and education faces a critical 
task in laying the foundations that will enable the com- 
ing generations to solve both domestic and foreign 
problems better than has been the case in the past. 
To do this well an expanding curriculum and the de- 
velopment of better teaching and learning techniques 
is vital. 

In the face of these problems within the curriculum 
itself the necessity for highly skilled and thoroughly 
trained teaching personnel is obvious. That teachers 
recognize this need is apparent. The search for greater 
knowledge of the pupil, subject matter and techniques 
has been evidenced by the general enrollment of 
teachers in available extension and summer courses. 
The teacher, as always, is the key to the solution of 
the problem. With the proper tools, buildings, furni- 
ture, teaching devices and materials, the teacher is the 
one instrument who can and will solve this educational 
problem. 



Ill 



Textbooks are but one of the many tools needed. 
Scientifically graded, carefully edited, and well illus- 
trated the modern text book is an especially helpful 
tool. The development of class room libraries and use 
of multiple texts in several areas is of necessity a slow 
process. Especially is this true when increased enroll- 
ments demand expenditures to provide basic materials 
for incoming classes. 

The impetus given to the use of visual and auditory 
aids by the instructional service of the armed forces 
will be reflected in the greater use of visual and audi- 
tory materials in the class rooms of the nation. In 
many instances finances have been a deterrent in 
broadening the use of these materials. The use of the 
sound movie projector has been the greatest advance 
made in this area locally. The extension course offered 
by Keene Teachers College also will help in this area. 

Budget 

Budgetary procedure in all areas is fundamentally a 
consideration of expenditures and income. The recent 
session of the legislature affected education budgets in 
both areas. 

The greatest effect is, of course, in the area of in- 
come. For the past two years there was available the 
sum of $21,964.21 for support of schools from state 
sources. This amount was based on a $2,000,000 fund. 
The state legislature cut this to $400,000 and also 
changed the method of distribution. In the case of the 
local district all support of education from a state 
basis was withdrawn. The legislature also took from 
the school district the use of dog tax funds which has 
been over $750 the past few years. In the area of in- 
come then the legislative actions took from the schools 
a sum in excess of $22,500. 

The expenditures were increased by legislative ac- 
tion as well. The legal responsibility of the district for 



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tuition of students attending secondary schools has 
been the average cost of high school instruction. The 
statute was amended to include operating costs as 
well. This is more equitable but it has increased the 
financial responsibility of districts sending tuition 
pupils to secondary schools. The average or legal re- 
sponsibility of the district for '48-49 was $158.74 per 
pupil. The district paid $155.00 per pupil. The legal 
responsibility for 1949-50 was increased to $233.70 per 
pupil. The district paid $175 per pupil. The rate for 
1950-51 will be $185 despite the possibility of an aver- 
age greater than $233.70. It causes, however, an in- 
crease of $10 per pupil with an increased enrollment 
the tuition figure increases $6,000. The current budget 
reflected the loss of income. The comparison to reflect 
the true picture should go back to '48-'49. The tuition 
figure for that year was $34,500. The difference in 
high school tuition for '50-51 over '48-49 is $17,000, 
this with a loss of $22,500 in income; these two facts 
make a difference of $39,500 in tax levy. 

With these facts established a study of the pro- 
posed budget can be made. The State Tax Commission 
with the State Board of Education have changed the 
form of the budget "set up." A comparison can be made 
in areas as well as individual items. The areas are 
administration, instruction, operation of school plant, 
maintenance of school plant, auxiliary agencies, and 
fixed charges. The area of administration shows an in- 
crease of $164.27. Per capita tax, a statutory item has 
increased $112 so that the possible controllable in- 
crease is $52.27. The only flexible items in this area 
are district oificers salaries and supplies and expenses. 
Increased telephone rates account for the $52.27 dif- 
ference. 

In the instructional area there is an increase of 
$2875, the bulk of which is accounted for by anticipated 
need of an additional primary teacher. 



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Auxiliary agencies shows an increase of $5861.97, 
all of which is in one item, high school tuition. 

The total increase in fixed charges is $537.18. This 
is all in retirement charges and is a statutory charge 
over which there is no control at the local level. 

The overall increase in proposed appropriation is 
$5398.42 with a proposed increase in levy of $5048.42. 

This past year has seen a program of physical im- 
provement involving the safety and health of pupils 
that has been quite extensive. That these improve- 
ments have been made is a tribute to the cooperation 
of all concerned. It is a pleasure to work in a school 
community where all are willing to make contributions 
to improving the educational opportunities available to 
children. The school board has devoted many hours of 
planning to effect the changes made. The conscientious 
work of the board in this area is reflected in the amount 
accomplished for the money expended. Pupils, parents 
and teachers, all, are working to achieve a common 
goal, the best education possible for the children of 
the community. Such a situation enables the schools 
to go forward and I appreciate the opportunity of help- 
ing to achieve such a goal. 

Respectfully submitted, 

EVERTON H. PARKINSON, 

Superintendent of Schools 



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SCHOOL DISTRICT OF DERRY VILLAGE 



Moderator 

Herbert MacGregor 

Clerk 

Jean R. Steward 

Treasurer 

Elsie Richardson 

School Board 

Mildred E. Nelson, Chairman 
Dorothy H. Read Earle E. Kelley 

Superintendent of Schools 

Everton H. Parkinson 

School Nurse 

Lillian S. Mackintosh 

Teachers 

Grade Name Training 

Primary Raudonis, Sophie Keene Teachers College 

Intermediate Follansbee, Alice Keene Teachers College 



115 

SCHOOL CALENDAR 

September 1949 to June 1950 



1949 

First Period : 

Opens Wednesday, Sept. 7 Closes Thursday, Dec. 22 

1950 

Second Period: 

Opens Tuesday, Jan. 3 Closes Tuesday, Feb. 21 

Third Period: 

Opens Monday, Feb. 27 Closes Tuesday, April 25 

Fourth Period : 

Opens Tuesday, May 2 Closes at the end of 

180 school days 



September 1950 to June 1951 

1950 

First Period : 

Opens Wednesday, Sept. 6 Closes Friday, Dec. 22 

1951 

Second Period : 

Opens Wednesday, Jan. 3 Closes Wednesday, Feb. 21 

Third Period : 

Opens Monday, Feb. 26 Closes Friday, April 20 

Fourth Period : 

Opens Wednesday, April 25 Closes at the end of 

180 school days 



116 

SCHOOL WARRANT 

The State of New Hampshire 



To the Inhabitants of the School District in the Town 
of Derry Village, N. H. qualified to vote in district 
affairs : 

You are hereby notified to meet at the Derry Vil- 
lage School House in said district on the 18th day 
of March, 1950 at 2 o'clock in the afternoon to act 
upon the following subjects : 

1. To choose a Moderator for the ensuing year. 

2. To choose a Clerk for the ensuing year. 

3. To choose a member of the School Board for the 
ensuing three years. 

4. To choose a Treasurer for the ensuing year. 

5. To hear the reports of agents, auditors, com- 
mittees or officers chosen and pass any vote relating 
thereto. 

6. To choose agents, auditors and committees in re- 
lation to any subject embraced in the warrant. 

7. To see what sum of money the district will raise 
and appropriate for the support of schools, for the 
salaries of school district officials and agents, and for 
the payment of statutory obligations of the district, 
and to authorize the application against said appropria- 
tion of such sums as are estimated to be received from 
the state equalization fund together with other in- 
come ; the school board to certify to the selectmen the 
balance between the estimated revenue and the ap- 
propriation, which balance is to be raised by taxes by 
the town. 



117 

8. To see if the district will vote to raise and ap- 
propriate the sum of nine hundred dollars for new desk 
units for the intermediate room. 

9. To transact any other business that may legally 
come before said meeting. 

Given under our hands at Derry Village this 3rd day 
of March, 1950 

MILDRED E. NELSON 
DOROTHY H. READ 
EARLE E. KELLEY 

School Board 

A true copy of Warrant — Attest : 

MILDRED E. NELSON 
DOROTHY H. READ 
EARLE E. KELLEY 

School Board 



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BUDGET 

Payments 

Actual 
1948-49 
Administration 

Salaries of district officers $110.00 

Superintendent's salary 225.75 

Per capita tax 170.00 

Salaries of other admin, personnel 75.00 

Supplies & expenses 115.81 

Instruction 

Teachers' salaries 4,563.89 

Books & other aids 133.72 

Scholars' supplies 179.03 

Supplies & other expenses 53.80 

Operation of school plant 

Salary of janitor 700.00 

Fuel 259.73 

Water, light, supplies & expenses. . 184.15 

Maintenance 

Repairs & replacements 1,514.56 

Auxiliary Activities 

Health supervision 127.25 

Transportation 300.00 

Tuition — high school 1,916.68 

Tuition — elementary 1,508.00 

Fixed Charges 
Retirement 

Teachers 196.71 

Others 68.38 

Insurance 112.50 

Total Current Expenses $12,514.96 

Capital Outlay 

New Equipment 130.20 

Total Expenditures $12,645.16 

Receipts 

Actual 
1948-49 

Cash $1,059.18 

State aid 3,664.35 

Dog licenses 102.31 

Trust funds 8.34 

Other receipts 10.00 

Total Receipts $4,844.18 

District Assessment to be raised by 
Property Taxes 

Total Appropriations to be Voted by 
School Dist. for Current Expenses 





School 


Budget 
Adopted 
1949-50 


Board's 
Budget 
1950-51 


$110.00 
250.00 


$110.00 
187.98 


184.00 


182.00 


105.00 


123.08 


125.00 


165.37 


4,950.00 
300.00 


5,130.02 
200.00 


200.00 


250.00 


80.00 


75.00 


1,000.00 
300.00 


700.00 
300.00 


150.00 


175.00 


1,000.00 


680.00 


150.00 


154.54 


300.00 


300.00 


3,500.00 
2,000.00 


3,700.00 
2,750.00 


218.86 


252.70 


75.00 


92.47 


150.00 


125.0"0 


$15,147.86 


$15,653.16 




900.00 


$15,147.86 


$16,553.16 




School 


Budget 
Adopted 
1949-50 


Board's 
Budget 
1950-51 


$250.00 


$500.00 




'8.34 


5.00 


180.00 


$255.00 


$688.34 


14,892.86 


15,864.82 


$15,147.86 


$16,553.16 



119 

FINANCIAL STATEMENT 

July 1, 1948 to June 30, 1949 



Receipts 




Cash on hand July 1, 1948 


$1,059.18 


Tax levy 


9,092.50 


State aid 


3,664.35 


Dog licenses 


102.31 


Trust funds 


8.34 


Veterans administration 


8,889.46 


Other receipts 


10.00 


Total receipts 


$22,826.14 


Payments 




Teachers salaries 


$4,563.89 


Books and other instructional aids 133.72 


Scholars' supplies 


179.03 


Supplies and other expenses 


53.80 


Salaries of janitors 


700.00 


Fuel or heat 


259.73 


Water, hght, supplies and expenses 184.15 


Repairs and replacements 


1,514.56 


Health supervision 


127.25 


Transportation 


300.00 


Tuition 


3,424.68 


Retirement 


265.09 


Insurance 


112.50 


New equipment 


130.20 


Veterans Administration 


8,384.23 



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Other Statutory Obligations 




Salaries of district officers 


110.00 


Superintendent's salary (local 




share) 


225.75 


Per capita tax 


170.00 


Salaries of other administrative 




personnel 


75.00 


Supplies and expenses 


115.81 


Total payments for all purposes 


$21,029.39 



Cash on hand June 30, 1949 $1,796.75 



AUDITOR'S CERTIFICATE 

This is to certify that I have examined the books 
and other financial records of the school board of 
Derry Village of which this is a true summary for the 
fiscal year ending June 30, 1949, and find them correct- 
ly cast and properly vouched. 

FRANK A. HOLBROOK, 
July 12, 1949 Auditor 



121 

TREASURER'S REPORT 
July 1, 1948 to June 30, 1949 



Cash on hand June 30, 1948 $1,059.18 

Rec'd from selectmen, approp. for 

current year $9,092.50 

Rec'd from selectmen, dog tax 102.31 
Income from trust funds 8.34 

Received from State Treasurer 3,664.35 
Received from all other sources 8,899.46 

21,766.96 



Total amount available for fiscal year $22,826.14 

Less School Board Orders Paid 21,029.39 



Balance on hand as of June 30, 1949 $1,796.75 

ELSIE RICHARDSON, 
July 6, 1949 District Treasurer 



AUDITOR'S CERTIFICATE 

This is to certify that I have examined the books, 
vouchers, bank statements and other financial records 
of the treasurer of the school district of Derry Special 
No. 2, of which the above is a true summary for the fis- 
cal year ending June 30, 1949 and find them correct in 
all respects. 

FRANK A. HOLBROOK, 
July 12, 1949 Auditor 



122 

REPORT OF THE SCHOOL NURSE 

Sept. 1948 through June 1949 



Number of children 


examined 


57 


Number of children 


vaccinated 


57 




Notice to 


Corrected or 


Defects found 


parent 


under treatment 


Vision 8 


8 


5 


Hearing 1 


1 


1 



Communicable Diseases 
Mumps 2 



Home visits — 20 
School visits — 50 



LILLIAN S. MACKINTOSH, R.N. 



123 
REPORT OF SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS 



To the Derry Village School Board : 

I herewith submit my eighth annual report as super- 
intendent of schools in Derry Village : 

Statistical Reports 

Enrollment 

The total enrollment for grades one through six for 
the period ending January 31, 1950 was 55 as com- 
pared to 58 for the same date last year and 59 two 
years ago. 

The enrollment by grades for January 31, 1950 may 
be seen from the following table : 

School Grade Total 

12 3 4 5 6 

Village 11 11 5 7 7 13 54 

On January 31, 1950 there were 9 pupils enrolled in 
the seventh grade of the Derry Junior High School 
and 7 in the eighth grade. 

The number of Derry Village pupils who were in 
high school on January 31, 1950 follows : 

School Grade Total 

9 10 11 12 

Pinkerton Academy 7 2 7 7 23 

Statistics for the School Year Ending June 30, 1949 

Total registration 61 

Half days schools were in session 346 

Average membership 56.821 

Average attendance 55.786 

Per cent of attendance 96.105 

Pupils transported at district expense 16 



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The problem of increased and increasing enroll- 
ments has concerned educators for some time past. The 
trend has become so pronounced that commercial agen- 
cies are recognizing the needs of schools for expanded 
facilities and also are recommending business adjust- 
ments to meet the changing make up of our population 
by age groups. 

The birth rate per thousand of population prior to 
the war was 18. This advanced to a high of 25.2 in 
1947. The rate in 1948 was 24.2. This data indicates a 
peak enrollment in 1956. It was felt that a decline to 
pre war birth rate would be evidenced in 1949. The 
first nine months of the year held at 24.1 births per 
thousand. The peak enrollment for elementary schools 
has thus advanced to 1957. The prediction is that we 
face an increase of 35% over present enrollments. Due 
to the mobility of our population this cannot be local- 
ized since economic factors must be considered. It is 
fair to generalize that any district must anticipate a 
possible increase similar to the country as a whole. 

The problem of enrollments naturally leads to a 
consideration of the district's physical facilities. The 
class rooms have been modernized except for furni- 
ture (in the upper room). The installation of modern 
furniture in the upper grade room will complete a pro- 
gram that give to the district plant facilities that are 
as good as can be found anywhere. A beginning has 
been made on the basement area. The ceiling has been 
painted and lighting installed. The plan is to complete 
this project as funds are available. When completed a 
play area for inclement weather suitable for com- 
munity meetings will be available. 

The school grounds and play area should be im- 
proved as time and funds permit. The pride of the 
whole school community is apparent to any one visit- 
ing the school. Efforts should be made by all respon- 
sible to maintain the plant at such a high level that 



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this pride can be evident in the future. Incidental teach- 
ing of respect for property rights of others can be 
taught effectively when such pride is present. 

Personnel and Curriculum 

The district suffered no loss of personnel in any 
area. The services of Mesdames Follansbee, Raudonis, 
Kelley and Miss Andrews were retained and insured a 
continuity of teaching procedures in the regular class 
room work, music and handwriting. The district has 
been fortunate that the services of these capable in- 
structors have been available for another year. 

The curriculum is basically the same. The philosophy 
of the educative process stresses the importance of 
the individual. Movable furniture and a supply of sup- 
plemental reading and study materials are tools which 
assist teachers in meeting individual needs. The pro- 
gram of augmenting our supply of supplemental ma- 
terials was continued. The primary room was equipped 
with movable furniture. The policy of adding to the 
school's educational facilities gradually will result in 
building over several years an adequate supply of 
teaching aids. 

The educational area which will need attention is 
providing visual aids for the use of pupils and teachers. 
Moving pictures of an educational nature, slide pro- 
jectors, and other visual materials are lacking in our 
present equipment. A small start was made thru the 
purchase of some map and chart material but a planned 
program of building up cash reserves to enable the 
school to purchase some of the larger items necessary 
to a program of visual education is desirable. 

The teachers are constantly trying to improve their 
professional standing and to improve their teaching 
techniques. Attendance at extension courses during 
the summer and the school year are evidences of such 
interest. Schools of post secondary status act as service 



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agencies and where interest is sufficiently high to war- 
rant it provide instructors for such courses. Both 
teachers colleges, Keene & Plymouth, the University 
of New Hampshire and Boston University have ren- 
dered this service. As a result of the teachers interest 
and the availability of these services the staff has had 
the benefit of extension courses during the past two 
summers and the school years 1948-49 and 1949-50. 
The district is indeed fortunate to have teachers who 
expend their time and money to improve their profes- 
sional equipment and their teaching procedures. 

Finances 

The proposed budget shows an increase of $505.30 
in the current operational budget. A special appropria- 
tion of $900 to replace the present seating in the upper 
grade room, if voted, will result in an increase of 
$1405.30 in the total budget. An increase of $433.34 
in estimated income results in an increase in levy of 
$976.96. 

As a result of legislative action in changing the 
method of allocating supervisory union expense admin- 
istration, music and health supervision all show slight 
increases. The total in all three areas is $18.70. Instruc- 
tional costs show an increase of $125.02. These are 
balanced by a suggested decrease of $320 in regular 
repairs and replacements. 

The area which is primarily responsible for the in- 
crease in the regular budget is in the area of auxiliary 
agencies. Elementary tuition is responsible for an in- 
crease of $750. This is due to the increased number of 
pupils who will be attending Jr. High. The estimate 
for High School tuition for the current year was lower 
than the amount expended. With an increase of $10 a 
pupil the figure is increased by $200 to cover the tui- 
tion of 20 students expected to be in attendance. Actual 
expenditures for retirement were $51.74 in excess of 



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estimate for the current year. The budget of $345.17 is 
$10.74 more than the current year. This is a statutory 
amount. 

Aside from tuition the current operational budget 
shows a decrease of $444.70 which with an increase 
in estimated income of $430 would show a difference 
in levy of $874.70. Tuition over which the district can 
exercise little if any control and the special appropria- 
tion are the cause of any increase. 

The school community is one which it has been a 
pleasure to serve. Pupils, parents, citizens, school board 
and teachers work cooperatively to produce the desired 
result, the best education possible for the children of 
the district. Such cooperation makes it possible to pro- 
duce the desired result effectively. 

Respectfully submitted, 

EVERTON H. PARKINSON, 

Superintendent of Schools 



VITAL STATISTICS 



130 



Births Registered in the Town of Derry for the Year Ending 
December 31, 1949 



Date of 


Place of 


Name of Child 


Birth 




Birth 


(if any) 


1949 








Jan. 


1 


East Derry 


Nancy Diane 




1 


East Derry 


Neal Clayton 




6 


Derry 


Michael Edward 




8 


East Derry 


Robert Alan 




8 


East Derry 


Stephen Lendall 




13 


East Derry 


Thomas Bruce 




15 


Manchester 


Bruce Wayne 




19 


East Derry 


Diana Rae 




21 


East Derry 


Michelle Carolyn 




31 


Waltham, Ms. 


Kerry Alan 


Feb. 


1 


East Derry 


Richard John 




1 


East Derry 


Priscilla Elizabeth 




3 


East Derry 


Charles Francis 




6 


East Derry 


Linda Ellen 




8 


East Derry 


Gail Charlotte 




10 


East Derry 


Faye 




12 


East Derry 


John George 




12 


Manchester 


Gregg 




14 


Brookline, Ms. 


, Nancy Beth 




17 


East Derry 


Donna Madeline 




19 


East Derry 


Cheryl Ann 




20 


East Derry 


Eva Aurelia 




23 


East Derry 


John, Jr. 




24 


East Derry 


James Allen 




26 


East Derry 


Robert Raymond 


Mar. 


1 


East Derry 


Paula Jean 




4 


East Derry 


Bonnie Gail 




4 


East Derry 


Carolyn Rosamond 




5 


East Derry 


Edward Eugene 




6 


East Derry 


David Allan 




7 


East Derry 


Pamela Jean 




7 


East Derry 


Gary Phillip 




8 


East Derry 


Martha Viola 




8 


East Derry 


Barbara Ann 




9 


East Derry 


Maurice Alfred, Jr. 




9 


Manchester 


Lillian Helen 




14 


East Derry 


Annette Marie 




14 


East Derry 


Arthur Jeffrey 




15 


East Derry 


Howard Vernor 




18 


East Derry 


Gloria Jean 




20 


East Derry 


William Dennis, 2d 




23 


East Derry 


Donald Carlton 




28 


East Derry 


Vernon Allen 




28 


East Derry 


Charles Arthur 




29 


East Derry 


Heidi Lee 


Apr. 


2 


East Derry 


Bruce Edward 




3 


East Derry 


Brent William 




5 


East Derry 


Barbara Jane 




6 


East Derry 


Thelma Dale 




8 


Nashua 


Brian 




9 


East Derry 


Andrea Marie 




11 


East Derry 


Joan Estelle 




12 


East Derry 


Valerie Ann 




12 


Manchester 


Jeffrey Charles 




12 


East Derry 


Raymond Francis 




14 


East Derry 


Kathy Irene 




18 


East Derry 


David Julian 




18 


East Derry 


David Clark 




19 


East Derry 


Vivian Barbara 




19 


East Derry 


Warren Elbert 




22 


East Derry 


Linda Ellen 




22 


Exeter 


Ralph Gilbert 




25 


East Derry 


Barbara Ann 




26 


East Derry 


Ruth Ann 



Name of t'other 



Elliott S. Buxton 
Clayton G. Hobbs 
Ralph Williams 
Samuel A. Low 
Stephen E. O'Dea 
Harold C. Dubeau 
Gordon E. Robie 
Raymond F. Buckley 
Paul F. Lizotte 
James H. Buckey 

John W. Lockwood 
Albion T. Carter 
Charles P. Myette 
Earl Tracy 
Anson L. Mosman 
Robert A. Emerson 
Emery L. Sabin 
Fred L. Piper, Jr. 
Joseph Schwartz 
Robert M. Smart 
John Conaty 
Edward P. Beeman 
John Caldwell 
Russell E. Dickey 
Henry R. Sefton 

Layford B. Collins 
Miron A. Welch 
Ivah A. Hackler 
Edward J. Olson 
Edward J. Wright 
.\rthur N. Holmes 
Bror Swanson 
Donald R. MacGregor 
Donald C. Smith 
Maurice A. Aubuchon 
Lucien J. Paquin 
Edward P. Cadieux 
Arthur E. Hicks 
Howard A. Hollis 
Lester H. Merrick 
William D. Tetreault 
Francis S. Preston 
Albert F. Fossett 
Arthur S. DeSonia 
William B. Woodward 

Donald E. Barron 
Oscar W. Barton 
Donald L Carey 
Elmer N. Dearborn 
Jeremy Morrison 
Henry A. LaCourse 
Joseph A. Mannarini 
Arthur W. Chase, Jr. 
Saul S. Deutsch 
Harry F. RoUand 
Harry A. Tuttle 
Cyril M. DeWolfe 
Albert J. Bocash 
David Zerinsky 
Ernest W. Hunter 
John J. Grammer 
Albert P. Estes 
Robert H. Dyson 
Glenwood W. Ard 



Maiden Name of 
Mother 



Edna B. Gregory 
Ida E. Cilley 
Juliette Beaulieu 
Barbara L. Wheeler 
Georgia Y. Troop 
Roljerta A. Willey 
Jacqueline F. Cassidy 
Rita T. Laurin 
Shirley A. McCloskey 
Gertrude E. Stone 

Ruth M. Bailey 
Helen M. Cyrus 
Helen J. Misiaszek 
Alma H. Robidou 
Virginia L. Davis 
Winifred F. Dasky 
Thelma B. Kichardson 
Barbara J. Thayer 
Ceiia /.erinsky 
Janet L. Cataldo 
Marjorie L. Franco 
Mable J. Bacigalupo 
Dorothy Benson 
Aletha A. A. Eldredge 
Ruth E. Low 

Dorothy M. Woodard 
Fleurette L. Levesque 
Rosamond W. Hart 
Louine F. Kimball 
Louise E. Jenkins 
Phyllis A. Desjardins 
Violet J. Welsh 
Phyllis E. Wilson 
Irene R. Greenwood 
Rolande D. Cote 
Anita R. Rousseau 
Irene A. Lee 
Adele M. Needham 
Gladys B. Herron 
Lea J. Houston 
Margaret E. Pimentel 
Doris B. Abbott 
Dorothy E. Oikle 
Georgia L. Stuart 
Ruthlee Newell 

Gertrude M. Brown 
Marjorie G. Hilton 
Hazel M. Woodard 
Gertrude A. Winn 
Beverly C. Davis 
Martha M. Weens 
Annie L. Benson 
Betty E. Orser 
Mary D. Wright 
Madeline M. Smith 
Hazel G. Clark 
Beatrice M. Benoit 
Jessie L. Nightingale 
Jean Esner 
Virginia F. Sampson 
Dorothy L. Murphy 
Gladys A. Estey 
Alice V. DeFoe 
Mary J. Hall 



131 



Births — Continued 



Date of 


Place of 


Name of Child 




Birth 


Birth 


(if any) 


Name of Father 


Apr. 27 


Manchester 


Gregory Howard 


William L. Richardson 


28 


East Derry 


Robert Lee 


Edward J. Dennis 


30 


Waltham, Ms. 


. Denise 


Dennis C. Sullivan 


30 


Derry 


Glenn Wayne 


Francis X. Paradis 


May 5 


East Derry 


Mary Edith 


.James E. Durling 


7 


Nashua 


Mary Ellen 


Ralph M. DesRosiers 


8 


East Derry 


Cynthia Lee 


Frank P. Merrill 


9 


East Derry 


Sharron Louise 


Joseph F. Allen 


10 


Manchester 


Barbara Jean 


Cornell DeGrothy 


12 


East Derry 


Bernice Mildred 


Ellison B. Jackson 


12 


East Derry 


David Keith 


Robert H. Morrison 


14 


East Derry 


Marie Irene Florence Leo L. Malo 


15 


Grasmere 


Thomas Walter 


Walter J. Borowski 


17 


Manchester 


Eugene Emery IV 


Eugene E. Freethey, Jr. 


19 


East Derry 


Baby 


Paul J. Legasse 


20 


East Derry 


William Arthur 


Cornelius DeGroot 


21 


East Derry 


William John, Jr. 


William J. Waterhouse 


22 


East Derry 


Paul Everett 


Lawrence A. Jenkins 


23 


Manchester 


Leon Stillman, Jr. 


Leon S. Wells 


23 


Nashua 


Donald Arthur 


Emile A. Vien 


24 


Nashua 


Martha Joyce 


Remi G. Lemieux 


24 


East Derry 


George Albert 


Clarence F. Chase 


25 


Lawrence, Ms 


. Sarah Janet 


George F. Hanson 


26 


East Derry 


Terrance Michael 


George E. McDermott 


28 


East Derry 


Edward Leigh 


Foster F. Shepard 


31 


East Derry 


Albert James, Jr. 


Albert J. Moore 


June 3 


East Derry 


Ronald Michael 


Adelard D. Ivon 


6 


East Derry 


Holly Ann 


Charles W. Clark 


7 


East Derry 


Eugene Waldo 


Waldo G. Scofield 


8 


East Derry 


Roxy Lee 


Clyde D. Watts 


13 


Manchester 


Mary Lou 


John D. Cadieux 


14 


East Derry 


Peggy Lee 


John H. Cash well 


16 


East Derry 


Marion Leslie 


John L. Willey 


19 


East Derry 


Louise Ann 


Edward F. Rollins 


19 


East Derry 


Carol Ann 


Jacob DeGroot 


25 


East Derry 


Donald David 


Harvey J. Bousquet 


26 


Waltham, Ms. 


Deborah Dahl 


Walter B. Dillard, III 


28 


East Derry 


Darrel Mark 


Clifford A. Munro 


30 


Manchester 


Rochelle Agnes 


Joseph H. LaRochelle 


30 


East Derry 


Diana Lee 


Leon H. Thurston 


July 3 


East Derry 


Michael James 


Everett H. Kimball 


3 


East Derry 


Gregory Richard 


Richard M. True 


4 


Waltham, Ms. 


Betty Jo 


Chauncey A. Bennett, Jr. 


4 


East Derry 


Norman Anthony 


Armand J. Lee 


5 


East Derry 


Susan Gail 


Frank J. DeGelan 


5 


Manchester 


Joyce Lynne 


Arthur E. Mills 


12 


East Derry 


Dale Ballard 


Walter H. Connor 


13 


Waltham, Ms. 


Jay C. 


Robert L. Tremblay 


14 


Nashua 


Melvin Scott 


Joseph P. Fredette 


15 


East Derry 


Donald Arthur 


Chanel L. LaVoie 


17 


East Derry 


Virginia Rae 


James H. Bryant, Jr. 


18 


East Derry 


David Alan 


Franklin Ackerman 


18 


East Derry 


Winona Joy 


John A. Pingree 


19 


East Derry 


Glenn Talbot 


Franklin T. Woodbury 


20 


East Derry 


Diane Marie 


Bernard C. Plummer 


22 


East Derry 


Anthony 


Leo Pincince 


23 


East Derry 


Arthur Herbert, Jr. 


Arthur H. Powers 


24 


East Derry 


Karen Lee 


Natt J. Cate 


24 


East Derry 


Ronald Otis 


Eugene J. Preston 


24 


East Derry 


Wayne Julien 


Julien J. Fontaine 


24 


East Derry 


Jane 


IJonald A. Feeley 


24 


Manchester 


Richard Philip 


Carl R. Merriam 


27 


East Derry 


Anne Therese 


George D. Linehan 


28 


East Derry 


.Alan Gregg 


Gail B. Weston 


28 


Manchester 


Cathryn Annette 


William J. Reid 


31 


East Derry 


Harriet Theresa 


Harry Moy 



Maiden Name of 
Mother 

Doris E. Joslyn 
Natalie E. Wheeler 
Virginia Pierce 
Arlamae L. Taylor 

.Avis L. Brooks 
Leona F. Dumont 
Eleanor P. Ackerman 
Arlene L. Hadley 
Eunice J. Hesselink 
Bernice M. Stewart 
Frances I. Kropp 
Elaine A. Routhier 
Helen M. Glod 
Barbara W. Clark 
Priscilla Crickx 
Margaret V. Cleasby 
Evelyn P. Lewando 
Marion E. Nugent 
Eleanor M. Bailey 
Irene D. Labbe 
Mary P. Dolly 
Doris H. Chase 
Lila L. Bullock 
Beverly E. Wilson 
Jane Farwell 
Freda M. Keddy 

Rosa M. Roy 
Shirley A. Sherbut 
Doris L. Hardy 
.Jewell D. Burdette 
Ethel E. Bailey 
Marjorie H. Pingree 
Olive E. Huckins 
Mary R. Osgood 
Eleanor M. Johnson 
Bertille F. Paquette 
Rena J. Hoffman 
Loretta I. Apt 
Mary T. Hunter 
Marie P. Matarozzo 

Anna M. Shugrue 
Alice C. Wickens 
Ina J. Wrench 
Laura A. Cote 
Lillian M. Gagne 
Elaine D. Pitt 
Evelyn E. Lee 
Jeanette S. Coombe 
Enelda E. Brown 
Irene A. Champigny 
Lorris V. Crabb 
Doris E. Edmunds 
Audry C. Mower 
Virginia M. Alexander 
Mabel J. Nugent 
Vienna Mitchell 
Barbara L. Havens 
Marie T. Collins 
Glenna L. Abbott 
Theresa S. Bleau 
Prudence A. Smith 
Doris E. Adam 
Orlean A. Kostiew 
Margaret S. Webster 
Margaret P. Maddox 
Theresa M. Carreau 



132 



Births — Continued 



Date of 
Birth 



Aug. 



Sept. 



Oct. 



4 
6 
6 
9 
9 
10 
10 
11 
11 
12 
12 
16 
19 
20 
21 
21 
21 
21 
22 
23 
23 
23 
25 
26 
27 
27 
29 
31 

1 

3 

5 

6 

7 

7 

8 

10 

11 

13 

14 

16 

17 

17 

21 

21 

23 

26 

26 

27 

29 

29 

30 



2 
3 
3 
13 
19 
21 
27 
29 
29 
30 
30 
30 
31 



Place of 
Birth 

East Derry 
East Derry 
Waltham, Ms. 
East Derry 
East Derry 
East Derry 
East Derry 
Waltham, Ms. 
East Derry 
East Derry 
East Derry 
East Derry 
Lawrence, Ms, 
East Derry 
East Derry 
East Derry 
East Derry 
East Derry 
East Derry 
East Derry 
East Derry 
East Derry 
East Derry 
East Derry 
East Derry 
East Derry 
Derry 
East Derry 

East Derry 
East Derry 
East Derry 
East Derry 
East Derry 
East Derry 
East Derry 
East Derry 
East Derry 
East Derry 
East Derry 
Concord 
East Derry 
East Derry 
East Derry 
East Derry 
East Derry 
East Derry 
East Derry 
East Derry 
East Derry 
Manchester 
Goffstown 

Manchester 
Manchester 
East Derry 
East Derry 
Waltham, Ms. 
Manchester 
East Derry 
Waltham, Ms. 
East Derry 
East Derry 
East Derry 
East Derry 
East Derry 
East Derry 



Name of Child 
(if any) 

Lauren Annda 
Sharon Frances 
Brooks Ann 
Kathleen Joan 
Jo-Anne 

Thomas Francis, 3d 
William Alan 
Muriel Ann 
Robert Rene Joseph 
Kathy 
Sheila Ruth 
Barry Alan 
Carl Henry, Jr. 
John Anthony, Jr. 
Ralph Edward 
Leslie Norman, Jr. 
Richard Alan 
Douglas Edward 
Gail Dorothy 
Gary Fred 
Raymond Michael 
Jeneen Sandra 
Cecil Alexander 
Jeanna Elaine 
Neal Frank 
Timothy Alan 
Helen Theresa 
Normand Anthony 

Marie Blanche 
Donna Lee 
Louise Bertha 
John Lester 
William Kussell 
Jo- Anne 
Marie Madeline 
Robert Allen 
Peter Thomas 
William Hartwell 
Camilla 
Gale Lynn 
David Irving 
Lois Lea 
Meta Ann 
Sharon Marie 
Marco Waton 
Francis, Jr. 
Viola Lee 
Pamela Jean 
Michael Roger 
Nancy Ann 
Ronald Ernest 

Steven Charles 
Michael Joseph 
Linda Jean 
Wayne Elwin 
Diana Lynn 
David Paul 
Susan 

Dennis Michael 
Jeffrey Nelson 
Walter Robert 
Margaret Ann 
Etta May 
Esther Ruth 
John Sylvester 



Name of Father 

George M. Littlefield 
Arthur W. MacGregor 
Teddy B. Smutz 
John M. Palmer, Jr. 
Leo E. Latulippe 
Thomas F. Hunt, Jr. 
Howard S. Dearth 
Fred R. Pardo 
Eddiemore J. Bussiere 
Harold L. Maxwell 
John P. Brooks, Jr. 
Walter W. Weinhold 
Carl H. Guinesso 
John A. McGrath 
Everett P. Huckins 
Leslie N. Mansur 
Ralph E. Leach 
Ralph E. Leach 
David A. Hamilton 
Kenneth D. Scholz 
Raymond C. Spencer 
John M. Quinlan 
Cecil E. Martin 
John F. Rendo 
Wallace F. Price 
Frank P. Moynihan 
Alexander Kachuck 
Normand A. Cote 

Charles H. Morrissette 
Alfred W. Foisy 
Richard N. Kelley 
Carl S. Lewis 
Russell N. Holm 
Phillip M. Pelletier 
Louis J. Cataldo 
Roswell O. Naramore 
Joseph J. Gracewski 
Randolph L. Roberts 
Richard L. Barker 
Amos L. Saulsbury, Jr. 
Fred L. Drowne 
Roy S. Hutchinson 
Dean C. Gushing 
Edward H. Bradley 
Alburney W. Frye 
Francis DeFrancesco 
Albert H. Pica, Jr. 
George L. Bartlett 
Augustus Yanuscewski 
Vincent F. Warner 
Ernest E. Demers 

Charles W. Saunders 
Otto E. Haenchen 
Samuel E. Messery 
James W. Towle 
Robert W. Dibble 
Howard J. Spooner 
Eugene P. Dutra 
Joseph P. McDonough 
William E. Dam 
Malcolm N. MacLeod 
Forest N. Kimball 
Milton A. Johnson 
Milton A. Johnson 
Walter Matulis 



Maiden Name of 
Mother 

Margaret L. Gorton 
Laura J. Dupont 
Dixie B. Winslow 
Marian J. Oelsen 
Nathalie J. Chad wick 
Eudora P. Titcomb 
Janice E. True 
Sophie Polovick 
Courane M. Cournoyer 
Alice Nojunn 
Katherine V. Brown 
Dorothy F. Seed 
Erika Maraschek 
Katherine 1. Murphy 
Evelyn B. Brown 
Florence R. Bragg 
Dorothy M. Pearson 
Dorothy M. Pearson 
Beverly A. Leighton 
Dorothy M. Challinor 
Irene D. Howard 
Marjorie E. Ladebush 
Margaret M. Finch 
Elaine T. Latulippe 
Vertilee L. Bradford 
Maizie B. Carey 
Helen T. Borowski 
Helen A. Shamroske 

Doris M. Parkhurst 
Anna E. Bouldry 
Ida M. Normandeau 
Evelyn M. Demaree 
Bertha P. Wiggins 
Irene F. Raymond 
Lillian A. LaMontagne 
LUlian E. Wadlin 
Beatrice A. Paradiso 
Elizabeth M. Jones 
Rachel F. Porter 
Jean M. Bigelow 
Dorothy E. Love 
Norma A. Follansbee 
Annette Fossett 
Priscilla E. Bamforth 
Rae C. Buser 
Mary E. O'Connell 
Esther A. LaBelle 
Ruth I. Blois 
June I. Miller 
Doris A. Blakey 
Arlene L. Densmore 

Theresa M. Joyce 
Annie O. Tondera 
Lucille A. Desilets 
Eleanor B. vVatt 
Nettie L. West 
Gloria E. Hobbs 
Isabel E. Linhares 
Virginia Wade 
Arline B. Patnaude 
Marion E. Venner 
Margaret G. Roberts 
Gladys M. Buel 
Gladys M. Buel 
Mary Kisielius 



133 



Births — Concluded 



Date of 
Birth 



Nov. 



Dec. 



2 

4 

7 

8 

9 

12 

16 

18 

18 

18 

18 

19 

19 

21 



Place of 
Birth 

East Derry 
East Derry 
East Derry 
East Derry 
Worcester, Ms. 
East Derry 
East Derry 
East Derry 
East Derry 
East Derry 
East Derry 
East Derry 
East Derry 
East Derry 

East Derry 
East Derry 
East Derry 
East Derry 
East Derry 
East Derry 
East Derry 
East Derry 



Name of Child 
(if any) 

Priscilla Melvina 
Richard Milton 
Roberta Jean 
Brenda Jean 
Stephen Michael 
Mona Ann 
Faye Anna 
Robert Howard 
David Stephen 
Sylvia May 
Wilbur Dryden 
Dorothy Ann 
Baby 
Kevin Charles 

Thomas Michael 
George William 
Norma Ann 
Richard 
Marcia Ann 
Leonard Alan 
June Marie 
Steven Mark 



Name of Father 

Frank F. Houle 
Richard F. Cummings 
Robert G. Baker 
Earle W. Mason 
George R. Mauzy 
Arthur J. Desrocher 
Charles F. Perkins 
Walter H. Wilson, Jr. 
Alfred J. Legasse 
Wilbur D. Webster 
Wilbur D. Webster 
Alfred F. Cote 
Armand J. LeBlanc 
Leroy G. Scott 

Joseph P. Killackey 
John J. Jordan 
Edward N. Houston 
Gaetano P. Tomaselli 
George P. Georgantis 
Reynold E. Downing 
Raymond A. LaRochelle 
Joseph E. Caouette 



Maiden Name of 
Mother 

Ruth M. Welch 
Lorraine A. Tufts 
Ahce B. Clark 
Margaret R. Hessenius 
Deborah Gorham 
Jeanette H. Demianow 
Geraldine H. Kingsbury 
Ruth E. Parker 
Dorothy K. Lockhart 
Claire Poirier 
Claire Poirier 
Patricia L. Kobidou 
Imelda E. LaPorte 
Dorothy M. Young 

Dorothy H. Buschow 
Emma A. Green 
Carolyn May Wight 
Frances A. Indoccio 
Kathlyn B. Johnson 
Oleida V. Mechia 
Marie D. Marcotte 
June Baker 



I hereby certify that the above returns are correct according 
to the best of my knowledge and belief. 



GLADYS BROWNING, 

Town Clerk 



134 



Marriages Registered in the Town of Derry, N. H. 
For the Year Ending December 31, 1949. 



Date 



Jan. 



1949 



Feb. 



Mar. 



Apr. 



May 



June 



July 





Place of 
Marriage 


8 


Derry 


8 


Derry 


15 


Derry 


15 


Derry 


29 


Derry 


5 


Derry 


5 


Derry 


12 


Salem 


16 


Derry 


18 


Derry 


19 


Salem 


19 


Derry 



Name and Surname of 
Bride and Groom 



Person Officiating and 
Station 



9 


Derry 


17 


Derry 


23 


Derry 


30 


Derry 


1 


Derry 


6 


Derry 


21 


Derry 


18 


Londonderry 


18 


Derry 


25 


Derry 


27 


Derry 


2 


Manchester 


2 


Derry 


2 


Merrimack 


3 


Danville 


6 


Nashua 


12 


Derry 



Ralph W. Floyd 
Gloria A. Gallien 
Malcolm D. Whitney 
Marion W. O'Connell 
Leroy G. Scott 
Dorothy M. Young 
William R. Downing 
Gladys G. Gray 
Everett L. White 
Caroline M. Parshley 

Sumner F. Purdy 
Bernice B. Jacobs 
Frederick M. Graham 
Velda B. Johansen 
Walter Ramsden 
Anna R. Morrill 
Carl R. Eismann 
Ruth E. Farley 
Clinton A. Adams 
Mary H. Kelland 
Walter H. Wilson, Jr. 
Ruth E. Parker 
Lawrence B. Caldwell 
Cecelia Messenger 

Frederick S. Hamlett 
Hazel M. Holden 

Walter E. Meserve 
Marilyn O. Kingdon 
Harris M. Palmer 
Alzina J. Smith 
Joseph G. A. LeBlanc 
Imelda E. LaPorte 
Gordon L. Sherman 
Pauline E. Shepard 

Arthur W. Rider 
Isabella G. Hall 
Stanford M. Leighton 
Pamela C. Johns 
Carol C. Hoisington 
Cecile R. Robitaille 

David A. Tibbetts 
Glenna J. Estey 
Armand P. Cote 
Madalene L. Manning 
Havford T. Kimball 
Nellie B. Purdy 
Arthur R. Bussiere 
Bernadette P. Berube 

Robert M. Moody 
Amelia A. Comelchook 
Milton A. Doubleday, Jr. 
Doris L. Eaton 
Albert C. Hill 
Georgia A. Read 
David J. Heath 
Doris E. Brown 
Jack Marget 
Anne E. Gainer 
Ariodante W. D'Antilio 
Muriel E. Castine 



Joseph R. O'Connor 

Catholic Priest 

Charles D. Maurer 

Minister 

Charles D. Maurer 

Minister 

Albert G. Corn well 

Minister 

E. F. Weston 

Minister 

E. F. Weston 

Minister 

Howard T. Joslyn 

Minister 

Vernon Strempke 

Minister 

Charles D. Maurer 

Minister 

Charles D. Maurer 

Minister 

Rev. P. J. Kenneally 

Catholic Priest 

Charles Milligan 

Minister 

Charles D. Maurer 
Minister 

Walter A. Pillsbury 
Justice of the Peace 
George H. Seavey 
Minister 

Joseph R. O'Connor 
Catholic Priest 
Charles Milligan 
Minister 

E. F. Weston 
Minister 
Gladys G. Gray 
Justice of the Peace 
Joseph R. O'Connor 
Catholic Priest 

J. Hunter Howard 

Minister 

Joseph R. O'Connor 

Catholic Priest 

E. F. Weston 

Minister 

Gladys G. Gray 

Justice of the Peace 

James T. Crowley 

Catholic Priest 

E. F. Weston 

Minister 

Denton J. Neily 

Minister 

Harry L. Lesure 

Minister 

David P. Stevens 

Justice of the Peace 

Gladys G. Gray 

Justice of the Peace 



135 



Marriages — Continued 



Dati 




Place of 
Marriage 


July 


16 


Derry 




16 


Derry 




17 


Chester 




23 


Derry 




30 


Derry 


Aug. 


16 


Derry 




20 


Derry 




20 


Manchester 




22 


Derry 




22 


Derry 




26 


Derry 




27 


Derry 


Sept. 


2 


Derry 




3 


Derry 




6 


Derry 




11 


Derry 




11 


Derry 




11 


Derry 




11 


Derry 




15 


Grenier Base 




17 


Derry 




17 


Derry 




18 


Manchester 




22 


Newport 




24 


Derry 




26 


Derry 


Oct. 


1 


Derry 




8 


Derry 




8 


Manchester 




15 


Derry 




15 


Derry 




16 


Derry 



Name and Surname of 
Bride and Groom 

John James Taylor 
Ruth Marian Corliss 
William J. Powers 
Clara M. Parks 
Harold E. Deering 
Leola M. Mitchell 
Arthur T. Berry 
Corinne A. Gilbert 
Robert L. Gannon 
Beth L. Bishop 

James J. Kelley 
Eileen M. Kirk 
Dominic Puglisi 
Natalie I. Abbott 
Henry A. Kufigowski 
Helen M. Legenc 
Arthur R. MacLaren 
Thelma C. MacDonald 
Herbert J. Hannes 
Elizabeth B. Dick 
Raymond J. Bogdan 
Eleanor M. Shaughnessy 
Ralph S. Smith 
Nellie E. Heath 

Carl E. Cleaves 
Rita L. Murray 
John P. Saunders 
Bessie Brianas 
Lawrence P. Payne 
Mary D. Casavant 
Henry E. Jameson 
Edna V. Richards 
John L. Parsley 
Sarah A. McDonough 
Raymond J. Blais 
Evelyn M. Reddick 
Glenn E. Wright 
Carolyn F. Nutt 
Ralph J. Cassel, Jr. 
Patricia J. Boyle 
George R. Mantini 
Ellen M. Perkins 
Richard F. Cummings 
Lorraine A. Tufts 
Socrates Merisotis 
Evdoxia Valavane 
Edmund W. Searing 
Bessie E. Adams 
Alwin R. Schroeder 
Mary C. Joyce 
Natale Santoro 
Grace M. Trahant 

Joseph E. David 
Elsie M. Dandurant 
Carroll A. SafFord 
Helen M. Henderson 
Rayrnond P. Levesque 
Pauline L. Lacroix 
Gordon L. Ramspott 
Janet A. Graves 
L. D. Reynolds 
Madeleine F. Robinson 
Frederic H. Quimby 
Ellen M. Tuttle 



Person Officiating and 
Station 

Howard Joslyn 

Minister 

Joseph R. O'Connor 

Catholic Priest 

Stanley Dahlman 

Minister 

Charles D. Maurer 

Minister 

Douglas MacCorkle 

Minister 



Gladys G. Gray 

Justice of the Peace 

E. F. Weston 

Minister 

Jos. L. Soltysiak 

Pastor 

Gladys G. Gray 

Justice of the Peace 

E. F. Weston 

Minister 

Albert G. Corn well 

Minister 

Wm. B. Locke 

Minister 

Gladys G. Gray 

Justice of the Peace 

E. F. Weston 

Minister 

Gladys G. Gray 

Justice of the Peace 

Gladys G. Gray 

Justice of the Peace 

Augustine J. Sheedy 

Justice of the Peace 

Augustine J. Sheedy 

Justice of the Peace 

E. F. Weston 

Minister 

Jeremiah Sullivan 

Chaplain 

Thorndyke Putnam 

Justice of the Peace 

Charles D. Maurer 

Minister 

E. Triantafillides 

Priest 

Maurice H. Porter 

Minister 

Joseph R. O'Connor 

Catholic Priest 

Gladys G. Gray 

Justice of the Peace 

Gladys G. Gray 

Justice of the Peace 

Joseph R. O'Connor 

Catholic Priest 

N. J. Gilbert 

Catholic Clergyman 

Lester P. White 

Minister 

Charles D. Maurer 

Minister 

E. F. Weston 

Minister 



136 



Marriages — Concluded 



Date 



Oct. 



Nov. 



Dec. 





Place of 
Marriage 


20 


Salem 


22 


Derry 


29 


Salem 


29 


Derry 



Name and Surname of 
Bride and Groom 

William H. Mauzey 
Alice E. Champagne 
Robert Allyn Whitmore 
Corinne M. Goodheart 
Russell J. Carson 
Barbara A. Watson 
Ernest D. Johnson 
Elizabeth H. Simm 



Derry 
Derry 
Everett, Ms. 



12 Salem 
20 



20 



Derry Thomas C. Aucoin 

Ellen G. Rapp 
Henry J. Keaveny 
Virginia Metropolis 
Robert W. McPhee 
Phillis M. Patnaude 
James H. Rice 
Martha E. Kascak 
Eugene A. Popielarczyk 
Reva Ann Wright 

W. Hampstead Herbert M. Houston 
Geraldine E. Wight 

Auburn Douglas M. Jensen 

Hilda C. Cashwell 

Derry Roland A. Dion 

Marjorie L. Hartman 



Fred P. Lagos 
Mickey L. Dickerson 
Raymond H. Wilson 
Florence A. Levesque 
Jonathan L. Prescott 
Esther E. Sherman 
Thomas D. Moynihan 
Janice Abbott 
Albert R. Pickering 
Selma A. Clark 
Richard H. Merrill 
Shirley M. Abbott 
Calvin H. Keith 
Marjorie T. Piper 



7 


Derry 


10 


Derry 


21 


Chester 


26 


Derry 


28 


Derry 


31 


Derry 


31 


Derry 



Person Officiating and 
Station 

P. J. Kenneally 
Catholic Priest 
Joseph R. O'Connor 
Catholic Priest 
Roland Slate, Jr. 
Minister 

Albert G. Cornwell 
Minister 

Gladys G. Gray 

Justice of the Peace 

Gladys G. Gray 

Justice of the Peace 

E. F. Weston 

Minister 

E. H. Griffin 

R. C. Priest 

John C. Gonnam 

Justice of the Peace 

Roland Slate, Jr. 

Minister 

John R. Ryans 

Minister 

Joseph R. O'Connor 

Catholic Priest 

Herbert L. Grinnell 
Justice of the Peace 
Joseph R. O'Connor 
Catholic Priest 
Edward E. Griffin 
Justice of the Peace 
Joseph R. O'Connor 
Catholic Priest 
Howard T. Joslyn 
Minister 
E. F. Weston 
Minister 

Charles Milligan 
Minister 



I hereby certify that the above returns are correct 
according to the best of my knowledge and belief. 



GLADYS DOWNING, 

Town Clerk 



137 



Deaths Registered in the Town of Derry, N. H. 
For the Year Ending December 31, 1949 



Date c 


./ 


Place of 


Name and Surname 






Death 


1 


Death 


of the Deceased 


Age 


Place of Birth 


1949 
Jan. 


7 


Derry 


Luella Nichols Mason 


90 


Nashua 


8 


Derry Village 


Ethel E. Huntee 


76 


Marlboro, Mass. 




8 


Haverhill, Ms. 


Betsey G. Bean 


64 


Seabrook 




10 


East Derry 


Laura Baker 


79 


Candia 




12 


Brentwood 


Amos Bunker 


79 


Walpole 




16 


East Derry 


Bernard O'Connor 


92 


Ireland 




18 


Derry 


Byron Sanborn Drew 


50 


Derry 




18 


East Derry 


Fannie RaPoPort Garbe 


65 


Canada 




20 


Derry 


Frank Blanchard 


90 


Canada 




21 


East Derry 


Pauline Josephine Johnson 74 


Maiden, Mass. 




23 


Derry 


Harry Owens Buzzell 


69 


Dayton, Me. 




24 


East Derry 


Frederic Samuel Low 


83 


Derry 


Feb. 


5 


Derry 


Marie Levesque 


90 


Canada 




7 


East Derry 


Baby Young 


Stillborn 


East Derry 




9 


East Derry 


Esther J. Emerson 


89 


Lawrence, Mass. 




11 


Derry 


Patrick Blaney 


73 


Ireland 




11 


Derry 


Edward Latulippe 


60 


Lowell, Mass. 




15 


Derry 


Blanche lone Fontaine 


54 


Whitman, Mass. 




18 


East Derry 


Thomas MacDougall 


92 


Nova Scotia 




20 


East Derry 


Gregory K. Holm 


8Mos. 


Sharon, N. Dakota 




25 


East Derry 


Marion Ada Lowes 


34 


Middleboro, Mass. 




26 


East Derry 


Helen A. Melledge 


82 


Lawrence, Mass. 




27 


Derry 


Percy George Simpson 


59 


Center Harbor 




28 


Kittery, Me. 


Percy Sumner Stowe 


54 


Chester 


Mar. 


1 


Derry 


Exilda Mary April 


64 


Canada 




4 


East Derry 


Charles Henry Whittemore 76 


Saugus, Mass. 




9 


East Derry 


Dean R. Severance, Jr. 


Stillborn 


East Derry 




11 


East Derry 


Phronia I. Rowe 


88 


Deerfield 




20 


Derry 


Mary Agnes Duffy 


75 


Derry 




20 


East Derry 


William Joseph Caplette 


3Mos. 


Rochester 




20 


Derry 


Mollie Ida Julian 


58 


Boston, Mass. 




31 


Derrv Village 


Malcolm C . Mackenzie 


70 


Nova Scotia 


Apr. 


2 


East Derry 


Francois Harrison Crickx 


25 


Richford, Vt. 




6 


East Derry 


Seraphine Gamache 


94 


Canada 




11 


East Derry 


Lizabeth Ann Chase 


75 


Concord 




18 


Derry 


Margaret A. Hawkins 


64 


Manchester 




21 


Derry 


Joseph Euscbe Moquin 


65 


Manchester 




22 


East Derry 


Franz Ferdinand Klein, ! 


3r. 71 


Germany 




24 


Derry 


Sarah Ellen Jefferds 


78 


Vinal Haven, Me. 




26 


East Derry 


James W. Lund 


79 


Manchester 




27 


Derry 


Julia E. Gibbs 


80 


Pawtucket, R. I. 


May 


2 


Derry 


Willis Gates Frye 


69 


Windham 




6 


East Derry 


George L. Whitcraft 


29 


Senora, Ohio 




8 


East Derry 


John Colby Davis 


61 


Derry 




13 


East Derry 


Charles I. Rogers 


57 


Barre, Vt. 




17 


East Derry 


Reuben R. Reif 


82 


Canada 




19 


East Derry 


Baby Legasse 


BHrs. 


East Derry 


1944 












Jan. 


6 


France 


1st Lt. Russell L. Goodchild 22 


Derry 


1945 
Feb. 


21 


Europe 


Sgt. George A. Patten 


21 


No. Weare 


1949 












May 


21 


Lawrence 


Tahir George Davis 


54 


Albania 




27 


Derry 


Lillie D. Spear 


87 


Taunton, Mass. 


June 


6 


East Derry 


George Marcus Burdette 


71 


Uxbridge, Mass. 




11 


East Derry 


Bernice Clifton Shields 


75 


WayTand, Mass. 




20 


Derry 


Baby Tinkham 


Stillborn 


Derry 




20 


Derry 


George Walter Clement 


69 


Derry 




24 


East Derry 


George H. Muzzey 


58 


Newport 




29 


Derry 


Hannah Matilda Delano 


73 


Sweden 



138 



Deaths — Concluded 



Date of 
Death 



July 



Feb. 



1945 



6 
7 
13 
16 
19 
24 

28 



1949 



Place of Name and Surname 
Death of the Deceased 

Derry William L. Redmond 

East Derry Margaret M. Hearne 

East Derry John Henry Starr 

East Derry Mary Etta Webster 

Concord Charles Scott 

East Derry Jane Feely 

Germany S. Sgt. Edward A. Dasky 



Age 


Place of Birth 


70 


Ireland 


70 


Salem, Mass. 


87 


Manchester 


68 


Londonderry 


85 


Windham 


6Hrs. 


East Derry 



23 



Derry 



Aug. 


6 


East Derry 


George J. York 


74 


Colrain, Mass. 




9 


East Derry 


Baby Johnson 


Stillborn 


East Derry 




13 


Derry 


David Jack 


79 


Scotland 




20 


Derry 


John F. Trainor 


68 


Boston, Mass. 




22 


East Derry 


Frank Henry Wells 


75 


Auburn 


Sept. 


1 


Manchester 


Elsie May O'Connor 


55 


Canada 




2 


Derry 


Heath Christian Watson 


72 


Niagara Falls, N. Y. 




15 


Derry 


Alice M. Watson 


71 


Manchester 




17 


Manchester 


Anne Cotton Sawyer 


69 


Waterville, Me. 




20 


East Derry 


Louise Spratt Wells 


79 


Charlestown, Mass. 




22 


East Derry 


Theodora I. Webster 


60 


Derry 


Oct. 


1 


Derry 


Arthur Joseph Weston 


76 


Sherburne, Vt. 




1 


East Derry 


Baby Lamson 


Stillborn 


East Derry 




3 


East Derry 


Christo AnastasofF 


72 


Albania 




10 


Derry 


Almira Burnette Scott 


75 


Pelham 


1942 
Aug. 


26 


Philippines 


Pvt. Peter M. Young 


21 


Concord 


1949 












Oct. 


24 


East Derry 


Jennie Elizabeth Sheldon 


76 


Londonderry 




28 


Derry 


Herbert Edwin Crosby 


64 


Charlestown, Mass. 




29 


East Derry 


Albert Edward Epps 


73 


Boston, Mass. 




30 


East Derry 


Willard Dinsmore 


57 


Whiting, Me. 




31 


Brentwood 


Edward A. Smith 


72 


Nova Scotia 


Nov. 


1 


Derry 


Annabelle M. Simard 


69 


Lanesville, Mass. 




5 


East Derry 


Thatcher R. Baker 


68 


Nantucket, Mass. 




10 


East Derry 


Howard R. Young 


87 


Quincy, Mass. 




14 


Derry 


John Joseph Welch 


64 


Portland, Me. 




17 


Manchester 


Wilbur Wright Dougan 


50 


Dover 




17 


East Derry 


Delia Lasua Eraser 


86 


New York 




20 


East Derry 


Baby LeBlanc 


18 Hrs. 


East Derry 




22 


Derry 


Adeline Routhier 


66 


Canada 




22 


East Derry 


George Munroe Call 


83 


Boscawen 




22 


Pawtucket, R. ] 


[. William Patrick Quirk 


65 


Ireland 




26 


Derry 


Napoleon Frank Ricard 


66 


Canada 




28 


East Derry 


Harry Wetherbee 


71 


P. E. Island 




29 


East Derry 


Gilbert Franklin Searles 


67 


Pelham 




30 


East Derry 


Addie Young Mack 


86 


Hanover, 111. 


Dec. 


1 


Derry 


Ida E. Walton 


67 


Wilmot, N. H. 




4 


East Derry 


William Henry McDonald 


1 67 


Salem, Mass. 




16 


Derry 


Florence Marie Eaton 


49 


Derry 




20 


Derry Village 


Ross G. Smith 


70 


Scarboro, Me. 



I certify that the above returns are correct according to 
the best of my knowledge and behef . 

GLADYS DOWNING, 

Town Clerk 



139 



Bodies Brought to Derry for Burial in 1949 



Date of 
Death 


Place of 
Death 


Name and Surname 
of the Deceased 


Age 


Place of Birth 


194£ 
Jan. 


) 
10 
16 

27 
26 


Boston, Mass. 
Lawrence, Ms. 
Haverhill, Ms. 
Lawrence, Ms. 


Viola Maude Deering 
Walter A. Sav*ryer 
Irving E. Fay 
Lillian J. Colby 


23 
75 
72 
69 




Mar. 
Apr. 


8 
11 
19 

21 
28 


Haverhill, Ms. 
Brockton, Ms. 
Winter Haven, 

Fla. 
Coventry, R. I. 
Lexington, Ms. 


Victor O. Charest 
Harry E. Anderson 

Grace Edith Johnson 
Alden Burbank 
George T. Pumpelly 


75 
60 

68 
66 
84 


Cohoes, N. Y. 
Maine 


May 


5 

10 
11 
28 


Franklin 
Londonderry 
Concord 
Lawrence, Ms. 


Ethel May Dyson 
William G. Dickey 
William Osborne Smart 
Edith L. Rock 


66 
78 
55 
50 


Danbury 

Derry 

Lowell, Mass. 


June 


16 
21 


Eugene, Ore. 
Manchester 


Douglas Birney Mitchell 
Frank Byron Perkins 


25 
93 


New Hampshire 


July 


10 

7 

23 


Boston, Mass. 
Londonderry 
Boston, Mass. 


Dr. Francis B. King 
Ernest E. McKenney 
George A. Green 


45 
69 
48 




Aug. 


24 


Tilton 


Louis C. Patten 


73 




Sept. 


20 
22 


Haverhill, Ms. 
Nashua 


Arthur F. Parshley 
Clifton Hackett MacAlman 


82 
48 


Londonderry 


Oct. 


21 
25 


Preston, Ct. 
Sandown 


Minnie Upton 
Ada Helen Meyer 


90 
73 


Kensington 


Nov. 


12 

24 


Grasmere 
Portland, Me. 


Mary Waterfield 
Charles Ackerman 


84 
59 




Dec. 


31 


Grasmere 


Anna Rogers 


74 





I certify that the above returns are correct according to 
the best of my knowledge and belief. 



GLADYS DOWNING, 

Town Clerk